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The Metrocard has been letting New Yorker slide in and out of subway stations for close to 16 years.
Pretty much as long as I've been a resident of this great city.

When it first debuted, I remember lots of advertisers and local tourist stops using the backs of the cards for messages and promotions. But, others have used this little 3x2 card as a canvas for paintings and silk screens. Or, used discarded cards to make origami-like objects.

It's better than chucking them on the ground (which most people do.)

Here, take a look.

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Metrocard Lonley Lady

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Brooklyn Bridge made of Metrocards

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Metrocard Dragon

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Metrocard Graffiti

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Metro - Terra - card
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Metrocard Love

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Metrocard Token Clerk and Kitty

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You can find a lot more examples in this flickr set and on the NY Times cityroom blog.

Metrocard Moon

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Metrocard Painting

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Metrocard as Skirt

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Metrocard Spider

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Metrocard NYC

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Metrocard Octopus Hat

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Also check out another arty post - Banana Art

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