Tickets 0001 - 0020, April 2020

This could be about the attraction of ephemeral printed objects. I’d be happy to find these things in the street or tucked in an old book (er, I didn’t). It is a quick series of drawings: exercises in postponing judgement and keeping an open mind. Finding a flow and somehow going with it. Perhaps also a way to travel when I can’t. The serialisation means that there is always room for more.

0001

ticket 0001. Heavy ornamented border.

0002

ticket 0002. Tip of the hat to Commercial Classic's lovely Caslon Rounded.

0003

ticket 0003. Ominous looking arrow, nothing will good come out of following this one.

0004

ticket 0004. Thick cardboard stock, like the Dutch railway tickets in 1976.

0005

ticket 0005. Do elevators need tickets? Maybe there is one.

0006

ticket 0006. Outgoing, explosive, detailed ornaments. At least the ticket has been validated.

0007

ticket 0007. Subway map? Instructions for obscure wind instrument? We will never find out.

0008

ticket 0008. Red world ticket. What does it mean? At least it is a return ticket, we can always go back.

0009

ticket 0010. YES tickets are always nice to receive.

0010

ticket 0009. Some tabulator / data collection tables. Requires a patient conductor.

0011

ticket 0011. Definitely a train. I think. But it has no hole to attach it to luggage so I don't know what they were thinking.

0012

ticket 0012. Get your coat.

0013

ticket 0013. Big bold S, some stars, what's not to like.

0014

ticket 0014. Maybe a lottery ticket. Or something to do with football.

0015

ticket 0015. Finally a real luggage ticket. Or would that be a label. World class though.

0016

ticket 0016. Pulp paper, KINO.

0017

ticket 0017. OMNIBUS. That S is bad, but I have to live with it, can't fix it.

0018

ticket 0018. Another label, with a tax stamp!

0019

ticket 0019. Uncomfortably metaphysical all of a sudden. Feels heavy handed as well as insufficient.

0020

ticket 0020. A coffee card, with cuts. Weird echo of Wrigley's Double Mint. That's why it is good to get these things out quickly. Reflect, learn and avoid.


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