We asked her about the project.
[It] stemmed from an assignment to "create a deck of cards." I knew that I did not want to do something expected, so I immediately started to think of all the different types of cards there are. The concept of redesigning the MetroCard felt natural to me ... The card gets so much exposure and should be something thoughtfully designed. Creating the cards is an experimental process for me. I found that the first few cards I made were very conventional and as the project progressed they became more unusual. The purpose of the project is to show the many ways there are to design a better MetroCard and to promote better design within the city.
You can visit her site here.
Meanwhile, let's bring back the subway token!
Legalese: The MetroCard Project is in no way associated with the MTA. It is a school project intended only for creative purposes.