Friday, March 23, 2007

The Visual Culture of International Tickets

One to One: by Tanja Backe

An international collection of over 1,600 various ticket stubs covering the past two decades. These tickets come from every imaginable source: tickets from airplanes, trains, ferries buses, the metro, cloakrooms, and parking lots, bank and taxi receipts, inspection labels, admission tickets for museums, theatres, cinemas, circuses, operas, zoos, concerts, ballets, even reptile shows.

Organized non-chronologically and non-linearly, the book can be read according to individual preferences. The collection reprints the tickets at actual-size, one-to-one, organized by colors.

Backe guides us through the variety of typefaces, languages, formats, styles, backgrounds, brand identities, illustrations, and other graphic elements of this sweeping collection.

Fascinatingly small, the ticket has a unique and intriguing format that demands efficiency and utility, and making the modest ticket a product of high design and ingenuity.

Get it! >>> Actar Printing

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Thanks to Josh Spear