Canadian custom wallpaper producer Rollout has debuted a new collection based on the New York transit system.
A must for fans of the Big Apple's transport, the new collection is made up of designs inspired by getting around in America's best-known city, ranging from blueprints of Grand Central Station to the subway map.
Other designs, which are sourced from New York-based artists and designers, include yellow-taxi themed wallpapers, above-ground maps of the NYC transit system and abstract artwork made up of subway train letters.
The Wanderlust: New York collection was unveiled at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York and follows hot on the heels of Wanderlust: Paris -- like Rollout's previous collections, the paper is printed in demand to a custom length, to reduce waste.
Artists have long drawn on transport systems for inspiration (and often as a canvas), particularly favoring the complex, omnipresent and interwoven systems that exist in the world's megacities, which have inspired everything from Moscow's impressive station murals to the works of artists such as Man Ray and Roy Lichtenstein.
This month, a new exhibition in London dedicated to the subject opened at the London Transport Museum, examining how London's transport system and its maps have "influenced cartography, art and the public imagination."
The Mind the Map exhibition, which runs through October 28, includes new artwork from Simon Patterson, Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood, Claire Brewster, and Agnes Poitevin-Navarre.