Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Pay and Display - Transport tickets

Hiya! Happy Wednesday! I had to renew my season ticket today - although financially it was not the best day, creatively it happened to be quite good. I was left with my old train ticket and wondered what I was going to do with it...

I had already seen this amazing project featured on Design*Sponge and pinned ages ago. The display has used old bus passes from San Francisco - very clever of SF to make those amazing tickets and for using such great color combos! The display uses a clean grid layout and also an adhesive foam tape that allows switching the tickets around.

Unfortunately my own train tickets are much less colourful. And I am sure many of you will recognise our British train tickets in this beautiful project by Nick Sayers - the geodesic sphere. This particular spehere is made of 120 British rail tickets. All of his spheres are made without glue or adhesive relying solely on strategically placed cuts in the materials to hold everything together. SO clever!

This is a bit advanced for me... But I reckon I could get a display together, provided I find some vintage tickets at flea markets or on Ebay (I already checked, you can buy them). It may even look as colourful as the one

So what do you do with your travel tickets? Did you use to bin them - are you inspired to recylce them now?


  1. what a clever idea!! talk about upcycling.....

  2. I love this post! Think I'll be dreaming about tickets ;)

  3. That's so cool! I don't ride the bus that much or do a lot of traveling that requires a ticket, but I do save my movie tickets (movies I see with my hubby). Cheesy I know!

    Awesome inspiration.


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