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Through the Eyes of Artists

Through the Eyes of Artists was initiated in 2003 to creatively celebrate the many cities and neighborhoods Metro serves from the unique perspectives of artists. In the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions artists to capture the magic of these wonderfully varied places. Their artworks are then translated into elegant poster designs and displayed inside a fleet of more than 2,500 buses.

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This 186-page catalogue features the first 15 years of Metro Art’s award-winning poster series, with images and statements by each artist.

Through the Eyes of Artists

Through the Eyes of Artists catalogue.


Posters in the series have been mentioned in ART LTD, Public Art Review and garnered a Print Magazine Regional Design Annual Excellence Award, Tranny Merit Award, “Fresh” Illustrations Award from Illustrations Magazine Annual, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Silver Medal, a Society of Environmental Graphic Design Award, a HOW Magazine In-House Design Award, UTIP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) Special Recognition, a PIASC Print Excellence Award, and featured in the Pasadena Museum of California Art’s California Design Biennial.


View the full index of the Through the Eyes of Artists series and project information.

Alhambra, Phung HuynhGlendale, Edith WaddellPasadena, Walter Askin
Altadena, Leah KnechtGriffith Park, Bob ZoellPico Rivera, Ramon Ramirez
Azusa, Mary Ann OhmitHermosa Beach, Cynthia EvansPomona, Sonia Romero
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Michael C. HsiungHighland Park, Raoul de la SotaSan Fernando, Mary Kay Wilson
Downtown Burbank, Sandow BirkInglewood, Wakana KimuraSan Gabriel, Sandra Low
Chatsworth, Danny HellerIrwindale, William AcedoSan Pedro, Kajsa Sjodin
Chinatown, John TrevinoKoreatown, Kyungmi ShinSouth Coast Botanic Garden, Eric Ernest Johnson
Claremont, Jessica Polzin McCoyLa Canada/Flintridge, Brooks SalzwedelSouth Gate, Ja’Rie Gray
Compton, Elliott PinkneyLA County Arboretum, Karen Hochman BrownStudio City, Jasmine Delgado
Eagle Rock, Alexis DisselkoenLakewood, Aaron RiveraTopanga Canyon, Nicholas Fedak II
East Hollywood, Ana SerranoLeimert Park, Sam PaceTorrance, Randall Von Bloomberg
East Los Angeles, Artemio RodriguezLittle Tokyo, Shizu SaldamandoVan Nuys, Ronald J. Llanos
Echo Park, Manny ConsentinoLong Beach, Christine NguyenVenice, Sarajo Frieden
El Monte, Lois KellerMarina del Rey, Lindsay CarronWatts, Patricia Fernandez
El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Fabian DeboraMiracle Mile, Jody ZellenWest Hollywood, Iris Yirei Hu
El Sereno, Roberto BenavidezMonterey Park, Emi MotokawaWhittier, Jane Gillespie Pryor
Expo Park/USC, Stas OrlovskiNoho Arts District, Karl AbramovicWilmington, Nuria Ortiz (Ms. Yellow)
Gardena, Jonathan Anderson

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