Adam Chang created the NY Train Project, an interactive site that features renderings of signs from every subway station in Manhattan.

Chang writes:

One day while waiting for the 6 train at the Bleecker stop, I began to notice the intricate details of the carefully placed tiles in the station sign. Which led me to noticing other station signs and how they were all different, infused with the personality of the neighborhood. I decided that I wanted to share this with others by creating an online gallery of subways stations in NYC, starting with Manhattan. I hope this gallery can serve as not only a tribute to the history of the subway stations but also as a quick guide to getting around New York via the MTA.

 

The project apparently took 20 hours of waiting for trains and 9 swipes into the subway to complete.