Published October 17, 2012
Art Made of Your MetroCards
Subway fares are going up. Your wall has a blank spot. You’re a fan of
None of these things have anything to do with one another.
Well, maybe this...
Behold MetroCard Collages
, a pretty self-explanatory series of New York–inspired artworks made
out of the things that get you on the subway, available now.
Let’s just start with an example: picture the visage of John Lennon from the Imagine
cover. Or a
subway map of Lower Manhattan. Those things are now available in the form of meticulously cut-up, layered
MetroCards. Frivolous: yes, but all the best art is.
An interaction designer named Nina is behind this. She’s better than you at scissors. She just hoards the
cards, has friends hoard theirs, forages for some, harnesses her chi, immerses herself in a flurry of
plastic shards and “shing, shing” sounds, and creates, oh, say, an 11.5-by-15.5 portrait of Woody Allen
or a 7.5-by-9.5 one of taxis out of the things. It looks like something Rain Man would produce if left alone
with your wallet for a little while.
You can check out everything she’s got on her site. Just shoot her an email
letting her know what you want. Also—you knew this was
coming—she’ll do custom pieces.
Hello, plastic potato Jesus.