The Best Sign in the History of the World

Or a contender, anyway. It's in the subway at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, disguised as an official Metropolitan Transportation Authority notice -- except that the MTA generally doesn't do numbered screen prints. Artist Jason Shelowitz does.


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On this poster, evidently part of a campaign he's waging (of which I knew nothing until I saw the sign this evening and burst out laughing), Shelowitz has replaced the customary MTA logo, in the lower right-hand corner, with one for the MEA; the "E," of course, stands for "etiquette."

His etiquette rant may not be in the official style of the MTA, but it's definitely in the style of a conductor or two. It will have a lot of people who've been creeped out by their fellow subway riders saying, "Hear, hear." Or, as someone's already scrawled on this poster: "Yes!"


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April 19, 2010 8:56 PM | | Comments (12)

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Next: Spitting on platform or stairs, and STANDING IN DOORWAYS!!!

I have worked in offices where people do this in their cubicles. It makes my skin crawl. can I get this for work? fricking Managing Directors at Investment banks do this all day long.

Omg, we need like a dozen of these. In Chicago we need to get the creepos from picking their nose and sticking it somewhere in the train :( Yuck.

I love this! Nail-clipping is truly the top of the list of my subway-riding pet peeves. People do this all the time and it boggles the mind as to WHY would one think this is OK public behavior. It's insane. I'm so glad someone is taking a productive and creative approach in addressing this nastiness!

Annoying internet habit #23: typing with caps on.

This is wonderful. Funny how nail-clipping is a universal annoyance. Anyone remember the Buffy episode where she's driven mad by her nail-clipping demon college roommate?

EPIC WIN. This is an awesome way to bring peoples attention to the annoying things they do. Now if only they'll listen, or better yet follow the advice on the sign!

how do we get this on the front page of the post? thank you Jason.


SAW A NUMBER OF THESE ETIQUETTE SIGNS IN THE SUBWAY. THINK THIS KID HAS GREAT IMAGINATION AND IT'S REALLY FUNNY.......

THANK YOU FOR FINALLY FOCUSING ON SOUNDS WE DO NOT WISH TO HEAR. IT'S A GOOD START! WHAT OTHER ANNOYING HABITS CAN WE AD TO THIS?

We all have been grossed out by the behaviors of our fellow riders--it's about time that someone (very artistically & humorously) has created a good campaign. Emily Post would be proud!

I love everything about this.

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