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In his project ‘Subvisual Subway’, Brooklyn-based artist Craig Ward hopped onboard New York City’s 22 subway lines to document its permanent inhabitants – bacteria.
Curious about the type of microscopic organisms living in hand rails and seats, Ward cut a bunch of sterilised sponges into typefaces that corresponded to each train line. He then swabbed various surfaces and incubated the bacteria for a week. The resulting portraits were equally beautiful and disgusting.
His findings revealed that most of the subway bacteria are harmless and can often be found in human saliva, skin, and sweat. However, he also found dangerous infectants like E.coli, Salmonella, and Staphlococcus.
Ward adds that his favourite subway lin…