Ben Rubin is a New York City artist and the creative director of the Mint Farm, a Brooklyn-based creative marketing studio that, in its words, creates "short-form content for television, online, and social media." Rubin also has a separate, personal project that he shares with more than 34,000 fans on Instagram and Facebook — an ongoing collection of images created on his iPad that merge scenes from his daily commute on the New York subway system with fantastic and bizarre creatures.
In an interview with train aficionado site Tracks, Rubin described the genesis of his project. "I started sketching on my iPad during my commute just to pass the time," Rubin said. "One day, I took a picture with my iPad on the train and drew over the picture. It was fun, so I did another. And another. Then it just kind of continued from there."
If some of them look a little creepy, it's worth noting that Rubin's last job was vice president of Creative & Design at AMC, where, among other things, he worked on marketing for both The Walking Dead and its L.A.-based offshoot, Fear the Walking Dead.