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.
Celebrating our 20th year!
Metro Art’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series is celebrating its 20th year! For this commemoration, 20 posters from our archive will be on display on our buses in the coming months. You can also get them for free at Customer Service Centers while supplies last.
In the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, the artworks are part of an award-winning series by local artists that illustrate the unique places accessible by Metro across L.A. County.
The 20 artworks are split into four releases–each with five posters.
This release of posters include:
- Little Tokyo by Shizu Saldamando, 2009
- Gardena by Jonathan Anderson, 2010
- West Hollywood by iris yirei hu, 2016
- Wilmington by Nuria Ortiz (Ms. Yellow), 2020
- NoHo Arts District by Karl Abramovic, 2005
Where can I get a poster?
A limited number of posters are available at Metro Customer Centers. Pick one up for free while supplies last:
East Los Angeles Customer Center – 4501 B Whittier Blvd. LA, CA 90022
Rosa Parks Customer Center Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station – 11720 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Wilshire/Vermont Customer Center – 3183 Wilshire Blvd, ste 174, LA, CA 90010
Union Station/Gateway Transit Customer Center – East Portal, One Gateway Plaza, LA, CA 90012
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Customer Center – 3650 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste 189, LA, CA 90008
Previous Poster Releases
Recent Through the Eyes of Artists Posters
Recent Posters Gallery
View the full index of the Through the Eyes of Artists series.
This 186-page catalogue features the first 15 years of Metro Art’s award-winning poster series, with images and statements by each artist.
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.