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Inspired by vintage bus, tram, subway scrolls, each piece is hand painted on canvas with a cracked finish

My scrolls are hand painted with a brush and each letter is laid out by hand on a tea stained thick artist canvas. The old distressed crackling effect you see is real and not designed on a computer.

--What sets my subway bus tram scroll art apart from the rest of the scrolls on Etsy?--
My scrolls are handmade, I start with a roll of thick artist canvas, that I cut to the length that I need it to be. I then take that canvas and randomly stain it with tea leaves to make the canvas look as if its been moved around the world and hung on many walls. From there is dries over night. Next I paint a layer of clear gesso on the canvas and let the canvas dry over night at which point the canvas has shrunk to its final size. After a long sanding process the canvas is ready for my to lay out the letters. I paint a layer of crackle glaze that will then make the final black paint crackle after it has dried. After a couple days of drying I attach wood pieces to the back with wood glue so that the piece is ready to hang in your home or office. My process seems like over kill but the result is unique and beautiful. No one can replicate a true antique scroll on here with a computer and a roll of canvas that goes through an ink jet printer

Due to these hand crafting techniques, each bus scroll is unique.

For an additional $30 we can add 2 inches to each side to allow you to stretch the canvas for a canvas frame. Message me before you order and I'll create a custom item for you.

I also have a large number of people request that I stretch the scroll for them. I charge for the frame and the extra shipping. Convo me and we can set something up.

Recent Customer Feedback

"Awesome scroll! Very high quality piece...the layout is excellent, the crackle and aging effect are wonderful, and the seller was great to work with. Highly recommended."

"This was a a great, high quality canvas! I was so happy when I received it. It was a pleasure dealing with you and I look forward to buying from you again."

Large NEW YORK, NY Vintage Bus Scroll - Vintage Subway Art, Tram Scroll. Hand painted and distressed on high quality canvas 22" x 59"



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: canvas, paint, wood, acrylic, hard work
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 80 reviews
  • Favorited by: 125 people