Proper etiquette on New York City subways may be on its way to improvement with a guerilla-style poster campaign courtesy of Jay Shells:
I surveyed 100 people on their top pet-peeves (not service related) while riding the Subway. I narrowed the results down to the top ten most occurring issues and rewrote them as a sort of list of rules. I designed posters in the style of the Service Changes posters we see everyday and silkscreened about 40 of each (400 total) and am currently putting them up on trains throughout the city, throughout this week. I encourage people to look out for them, and to take them before the MTA does.
Thank you, Jay. Even some of these 1922 Post-ian rules for public space — “Consideration for the rights and feelings of others is not merely a rule for behavior in public but the very foundation upon which social life is built” — aren’t that outdated, although some outlandish, even today.