Graphic designer Matthew Lew likes concerts, but he hates concert tickets. A student from California College of the Arts, Lew was dismayed by the poor standard of design of tickets, both from an aesthetic and usability perspective. Rather than simply complain about it, he set about creating "a redesign worthy enough to keep paper tickets in circulation."
The result of Lew's work is a simple yet effective ticket design. Rather than a long, thin stub that requires folding to fit in your wallet, Lew's design is the same size as a credit card. Created with thermal printers in mind, it features a simple look with clear seating information, event details, an anti-counterfeiting strip, and space for the performer's face in the background.