Recently, whilst walking through Shinjuku station I came across some eye catching type on a random wall. I took a photo and uploaded it onto Instagram and quickly received a bunch of messages saying they'd seen or uploaded the exact same photo. I then received links to an article explaining that not only is there a lot more signs around the station but that it was hand made by a single station officer working at the station named Shuetso Sato!
Mr Sato said of the signs,
"I started working my current job as a station officer 13-14 years ago. The first time I went to Shinjuku Station was around 2002. Shinjuku Station was my first post, and it was under construction at the time, so I had to guide passengers using a megaphone.
But there were so many people. Guiding them all with just my voice was impossible. Most of the people couldn’t even hear me. So I decided to make some signs to guide people that would really stand out."
Personally, I'd love to see an entire station filled with this mans lettering!
You can see more information and a full interview over at: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/09/15/the-one-and-only-master-of-train-station-packing-tape-calligraphy-shares-his-story-and-inspiration/