Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

This Artist Cleverly Turns NYC Subway Into A Monster’s Paradise.

If you're a commuter, you know public transportation can get a little weird sometimes. You never know what you're going to witness or what kind of people you'll run into each day.

The New York subway in particular can get very strange. But if you think New York's subway is strange on a normal day, just wait until you see Ben Rubin's nightmarish version of it.

Also known as "Subway Doodle" on Instagram and Facebook, Ben likes to take photos of his daily commute and draw special monsters into them.

Being a daily commuter means also being an observer -- of the people and environment around you. It's hard not to look at the people around you and wonder where they're off to for the day. What Ben does is take those people and put them directly into his world of monsters.

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As you can see, he likes to create monsters that appear to be beside unsuspecting passengers on the subway. Sometimes they're just sitting next to them, other times they're physically interacting.

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Ben's commute is usually from Park Slope in Brooklyn to his office in Manhattan. Not all of his drawings take place solely in the subway stations, some monsters appear out and about on the streets as well.

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If you're wondering how he creates all these incredibly detailed monsters, he does it all with one simple tool: his iPad. Most of the monsters appear random but you'll notice some of them actually reflect the person they're next to.

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Overall, Ben's work is super creative and imaginative and has created this whole new world of monsters who secretly use public transportation with us. Who knows, maybe the monsters really are there but we just can't see them.

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