Somewhere last year I posted about the intriguing 3D art works built completely from used NYC MetroCards by Thomas McKean. The card with its iconic yellow design usually doesn’t get much of an afterlife, instead ending up as trash and never to be seen again. Which is exactly why it’s so great that there are artists like McKean who acknowledge and appreciate the great creative opportunities that the card brings. A colleague just sent me another example of a second life for the many subway cards an average New Yorker goes through a year. This time it’s New York-based German artist Nina Boesch that took on the challenge to transform something ordinary into something extraordinary. Her MetroCard collages portray anything from landmarks to celebrities, some of which are pretty spectacular (my favorite would be the portrait of Woody Allen – pictured). Check out the complete collection on the MetroCard Yourself website.