Metrodeck has been printed on found and repurposed subway fare cards scattered throughout NYC, inspired by landmarks across the city.

New York-based designer Norman Ibarra has created a unique art project that also shows how metro cards and advertising has evolved over time. Metrodeck is a set of playing cards printed on found and repurposed NYC subway fare cards. It attempts to “visually capture the common thread between commuters, public transportation, and chance.”

The cards were inspired by sights around the city, including Coney Island, Grand Central Terminal, the Staten Island Ferry, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Designing, collecting, and printing the cards has been Ibarra's pastime for almost two years. Each face card was individually screen printed in four colors of enamel ink, taking approximately 8 hours.

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