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Friday, June 27, 2014

Fast Passes of the Past: A Look at the Bygone Muni Card Art

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge Remeber these? - KUZICH.COM

With the 2011 phase out of Muni's Fast Passes, the Clipper Card left something -- artistically -- to be desired. A revolving door of color and San Francisco images, the Fast Pass was likely the coolest-looking wallet item anyone living in 1970s S.F. had in his wallet (1977 was an especially artistic year).

John Kuzich, who was behind the de Young's 2008 Fast Pass Art Project, didn't want the archaic Fast Pass to be lost to time. After collecting thousands of passes for that project, he has now uploaded many of them to a new online gallery. Scroll through the passes from May 1974 to 2011 -- maybe you'll come across a few you remember.

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