My Rolling Stones Ticket is Made of Grass, Man

The O2 ticketing system is a wonderful little system for those with a green thumb (or for those who wish they had one) to remind themselves of all the little things nature does for us terrible human concertgoers. While a normal ticket to an event only stands to get lost, this one reminds the user of their upcoming joy every day! This living ticketing system saves the environment, one treehuggin’ concertgoer at a time! Very crunchy music oriented.

Any of you have an ephemera-based design class in college? I did, and designing the tickets for an event was the most fun I had. Unique ticketing isn’t a field that’s been explored to a real giant degree, mostly because tickets are generally made in large quantities and past the point of purchase. But what if the ticket were enticing enough to buy on its own? Neat.

As the designer, Gil Cocker puts it: “This is a two part ticketing system – a couple of weeks before the festival, privileged ticket buyers receive a bag in the post with all the ingredients to grow grass, which in turn will replace the O2 exerted at the big event. Requiring attention on a daily basis, it helps to remind the individual that the big day is growing closer every day.”

Can anyone tell me, or us, the world, if the good that this project would do would be worth the amount of materials and production necessary for the making? Hypothetically, of course.

Designer: Gil Cocker


  • zippyflounder says:

    Front to back cost (money, carbon, energy)is ummmm qusetionable. Grass seeds, good, packaging bad, transport cost bad, in sum its a net carbon creator not absorber. If you truly want to do the green bit make it a e ticket, if your tryiing for a market hype tie in to the trend then its a winner for the client.

  • Daniel K says:

    I like the concept. Maybe if the ticket had embebed seeds and after you enter the outdoors event you could stick it in the ground and a plant would grow out of it.

  • Gil Cocker says:

    Hey Guys

    Thanks for the comments. Admittedly, if this was mass produced the affects it would have on the environment would be too detrimental as to what it’s setting out to achieve and this isn’t what it set out to do.

    It was more of a proof of concept type product aimed at giving the customer a much more ticket based experienced focused more at selected guest and VIPs to help minimize the environmental impact.

    However talking to other designers and clients it’s been really well received/accepted and talking with other it through a solution such as paper made with seeds in it during its manufacturer would be much more suitable if it is to go into mass production.

    If anyone has any comments I’d love to hear them or (here comes the shameless plug) offers of collaborations or work. Thanks again guys!

  • chekira says:

    great idea!

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