Well, I’ve just posted #trainticketart no. 42 on Instagram and still enjoying it! Here’s a photo of my latest ones:
It’s good to look at them all together and see some themes emerging.
And even better, yesterday I had an email from Daniela, who is studying graphic design at Winchester. She had been doing some train ticket art as part of her course, using typographic phrases. This is what she told me about it:
The project started off based on the concept of currency, but as a trade i.e. using objects as currency instead of money. I also looked at the idea of charity and good will, and just getting a smile off of someone being enough of a trade. So focusing on typography, I wanted to add quotes that would make people think or smile. The plan is now to hand them out at the train station/swap them for used blank tickets to allow me to create new ones. On the back of the tickets is an email address, and I am hoping that people will write in with their reactions/comments/thoughts/train stories/photos, and keep passing on the tickets. That’s the ideal plan anyway!
I wanted to use an everyday kind of object and make it special/unusual in a way people won’t expect. I am currently studying for my degree in Graphic Design in Winchester, so this is part of one of the uni projects I have been set.
This ticket project is something I might carry on past my hand-in in the new year, as I’ve got quite into it already!
Here are some of Daniela’s altered train tickets:
So look out for her if you travel by train! Thanks, Daniela!