Gallery: Astro Boy Mural made from Recycled Subway Tickets!

Astro Boy Metro Ticket Mural

Astro Boy, Japan’s favorite mid-century anime android, was recently immortalized in a stunning metro ticket tableau at the Shinjuku Takashimaya department store. The pointillist portrait is composed of scores of recycled subway tickets folded into black and white squares to create a pixel-perfect rendition of the iconic robot as he ushers in a new era of public transportation. Created to celebrate Tokyo’s new Fukotoshin subway, the mural measures 10′ by 7′ and is composed of a staggering 138,000 tickets.

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  2. M2JL June 26, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I remember Astro Boy! Nice job :)

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