What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the subway? We bet it's nothing short of unpleasant. Chaotic minutes of waiting in the company of unwanted noises and smells, where a minute too long might turn into an eerie hallucination of mischievous monsters covered in blue fur, horns, fangs, or extra sets of eyes... well, perhaps we just read too much into the works of Ben Rubin.

An artist and the head of Subway Doodle, Ben Rubin takes the boring pages (actually, he snaps photos) from the book of everyday life in NYC subways and turns them into magic. It's an ongoing project that started off as a means to pass time en route to a destination.

Indeed, mostly blue and very much covered in fur, Ben Rubin's monstrous characters come to life as unseen guests affecting and being affected by their surroundings. Some manage to get themselves into quite the bizarre predicaments.

Well, be that as it may, the only remaining question we have is this - whoever might be paying for their MetroCards?

More info: Instagram | subwaydoodle.com

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Freya the Wanderer
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2 years ago

She likes big, hairy butts and she cannot lie.

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Alan Saunders
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2 years ago

Do you see the poster behind them?!

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Freya the Wanderer
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2 years ago

Rude awakening in 3...2...1...

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Ms.Maria
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2 years ago

I wanna go where they're going. They look like fun.

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Savant
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2 years ago

this is why you check under the seat before you sit down

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

His free buffet !!!

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

loving that mustache

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electricblue
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2 years ago

His face is just like 'Bruh, that's my coffee."

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Ms.Maria
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2 years ago

this one stinks

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

I love how the badass monster's feet don't touch the floor LOLOL

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Haha.. totally understandable

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

she is mad the monster's sign looks better.

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Ms.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't ask me, aliens. I'm lost here, too...

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mom24boys
Community Member
2 years ago

Now THIS is man-spread. The previous post with the heavy guy was not. His gut and balls are in the way for him to close his legs.

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Samantha Drake
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2 years ago

me too

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

So that's how the edge of the flat-earth looks like :D

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AzKahleesi
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2 years ago

saaammmee

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Ms.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

Those rainbow eyes. Looks like this guy may have licked up some LSD from that floor...

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Alexandra Pharmakidis
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2 years ago

I want to make stickers this and post them all over the subways.

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Lia Rob
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is cute too!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

see, that's why I don't check my balance at the ATM. I don't need that negativity in my life

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Rowlie
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2 years ago

Get Your phone or die trying

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Ms.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, that's me.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

I hear you girl.

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Benjamin Boysley
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2 years ago

Vive la révolution!

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Reirei
Community Member
2 years ago

That guy in brown looks like he's holding a knife.. :o

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Susann Campbell
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2 years ago

I love it when they find forever homes.

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Alice Penguilly
Community Member
2 years ago

Dr. Strange? Is that you?

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
2 years ago

How long has he been waiting for his train?

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Zoe Ninde
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2 years ago

I had to look awhile at this

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

That is one sweet guardian Angel.

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Rowlie
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel You

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Camilla Koutsos
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a furry freak brother?

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Janine Randall
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2 years ago

wow chica bow wow!

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Ms.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

EWWWW!

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Pamela Lopour
Community Member
2 years ago

Picasso or Dali?

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

now I want to know what he looking at?

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Lizzie the Crayon
Community Member
2 years ago

Abs...? I cant tell...

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

"I wish that cowboy would stop starring at me."

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Lizzie the Crayon
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Hey guess what...it's cold and flu seas, please.

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

YUM YUM !!!

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad times for monsters is when their pet gets a crush on someone other than them.

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
2 years ago

One time when getting on a MARTA (Atlanta public transit) train the doors closed on me. Of course they immediately opened again and I squeezed on. Then I did a mock fight. The other passengers enjoyed my bit of rapid-transit comedy.

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Carmen Elena
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2 years ago

the sleeping guy behind the monster is even scarier...

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

been there

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Nosfentor
Community Member
2 years ago

That's what I said when I met TJler's mom.

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