“YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW”
Louis Nelson Design creates murals for 11 path stations
The millennium’s largest art commissions, Louis Nelson created 23 murals for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s PATH system; celebrating PATH’s 100th Anniversary, new equipment introductions and station improvements for its major modernization program.
Working closely with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey specialists was a key part of the project, from the art direction to the programming of the neighborhood content and the photographing of station landmarks.
Each mural is composed of photographs that focus on the architecture, local landmarks and features of the communities…buildings, residences, parks, bridges, stadiums, statues, canopies, lamp posts, even the Colgate Clock and the new Calatrava World Trade Center PATH terminal.
Digitally composed and enhanced with bright color, each is a compilation expressing its station’s neighborhood, and brightening station environments. The murals’ highly intricate interplay of imagery and color are made all the more grand by their sheer size, at times extending to 75 feet long and nearly 9 feet tall.
Murals are installed in 11 of the system stations at 33rd Street, 23rd Street, 14th Street, 9th Street, Pavonia/Newport, Hoboken, Exchange Place, Grove Street, Journal Square, Harrison and Newark Penn Station. Installation was completed in early 2010.
They murals were produced with digital matrices on 3M Scotchcal vinyl, some on lenticular panels, and produced and installed by Applied Image, Inc.
Designing for the public environment is a specialty at LND where work includes the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall, the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal for the United Nations, the Statue of Liberty Restaurant, and information design for transportation centers at the World Trade Center site and major regional airports in the northeast.