Thorildsplan Train Station

Creator: Lars Arrhenius


Stockholm's subway system (Tunnelbana) has often been refered to as the world's longest art exhibition with each station featuring unique art from local artists since the 1950's. Back in 2008 the Thorildsplan station recieved a sweeping makeover that took a lot of inspiration from video games. Using colored tiles to recreate familiar pixelart characters, walking through the station feels like walking through an 8-bit dreamland.

Stockholm has had a long history of celebrating video games in the past and with the recent success of locally brewed Minecraft, you can probably expect another revamp in coming years inspired by the nation's most popular development.