As we all know, Public Transportation in Montreal may stink but hey, at least you can have a better looking transit fare! Or so is the concept behid Mélissa Nougier’s viral project,

Nougier essentially suggests that the newest transit fare format, the Opus Smart Card, has a rather bland design which according to her doesn’t necessarily represent a city as vibrant and cultured as Montreal.  So, she’s taken it upon herself to stimulate the artistic vision of fellow Montrealers to create more stimulating and visually-pleasing designs for the Opus card. Indeed, some of the submissions are actually quite original if not impressive.

You can submit your own design by e-mail at or see the various designs at