While we love to complain about the MTA and the New York City Subway system, it still gets us where we need to go on a pretty regular basis. That being said, the majority of the time we are commuting is spent underground in close proximity with our fellow New Yorkers—whether we like it or not. While in some regards this experience represents the true melting pot that is New York City, it’s not always the most pleasant one. Now thanks to artist Imme van der Haak, if you’re in the “I hate the subway” camp, you can at least avoid the communal part of the experience with her human blinker project “Open Source.”
This project helps everybody find peace of mind by providing simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making your own set of blinkers at home with just newspaper, string, a marker, and scissors. Granted it looks a little silly, but with the cast of characters in any given subway car, we think you’ll fit right in.
Imme was born and raised in Arnhem, the Netherlands. She later moved to London to pursue her masters in product design at the Royal College of Art where she graduated in 2012. You can see more of Imme’s other work on her website.
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