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Big Apple Taps Top Kids' Book Illustrators to Brighten Up Its Subway System

School Library Journal

Thanks to some talented children's book illustrators, New York City's subway system has suddenly gotten a lot more kid-friendly. The Metropolitan Transit Authority's Arts for Transit program tapped children's book illustrators Sophie Blackall and R. Gregory Christie to each create a poster for the Big Apple's subway cars. The result? Now, when kids, their parents, and friends travel beneath the city's streets, they'll be accompanied by horizontal banners depicting rainbow-hued musicians, fish, and a cornucopia of straphangers that are bound to appeal to riders of all ages.

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