This year MTA commemorates Earth Day with 2011 year design. All cards as they were at the time are green and have the same graphics and text.
MTA continues to introduce art into subway and buses. On week of March 25-31 2013, there is Nick Cave art installation on Grand Central – Nick Cave Heard-NY.
Double sized colorful metrocard has been issued on this occasion.
New metrocard has been released probably as part of new series Poetry in Motion: Graduation by Dorothea Tanning. At the same time card has notice that this card is part of Arts for Transit. There are not many metrocards with that statement. The recent one is by James Rizzi which was not distributed in New York and the last one in circulation is Optimism.
MTA promotes Holiday shopping at Transit Museum by issuing series of metorcards with gifts ideas. All metrocards have distribution of 1 million.