Meet the Ticket Designer

Burning Man 2011 Ticket
Burning Man 2011 Ticket

If you were among those who purchased Burning Man tickets since they went on sale on January 19th, you’ve likely gotten your ticket to paradise in the mail already, or are about to.

We thought you’d be interested to know a little about this year’s ticket designer. Andrew Jones is a long-time Burner, professional artist and cultural instigator from the Bay Area who constantly innovates his craft and pushes the boundaries between technology and art. He’s passionate about sharing his gifts with his community.

Unlike some digital artists, Andrew uses technology as an accelerator for his visions, rather than a crutch for his limitations. He uses Photoshop, Painter and a Wacom tablet as effortlessly as the rest of us use our hands, and he uses them to incredible effect, manifesting stunning compositions of visual stream-of-consciousness, seamlessly mixing sweeping gestures with intensive detail and powerful imagery.

Andrew chose to have this year’s ticket image tell the story of Burning Man as a rite of passage. It’s the story each of us experiences as Burning Man makes its indelible mark on our lives. When you get your ticket, take a close look at the detail therein … it’s pretty amazing.

To see more of Andrew’s work, and to learn about his incredible Phadroid live painting performances, visit his website.

About the author: Will Chase

Will Chase

Will Chase is Burning Man's former Minister of Propaganda, working on global communications strategy. He was the editor-in-chief for the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter and the Burning Man Journal, and content manager for Burning Man’s web properties. He also oversaw the ePlaya BBS and Burning Man’s social media presence. Will first attended Burning Man in 2001. He volunteered as the Operations Manager for the ARTery (Black Rock City’s art HQ) and was on the Burning Man Art Council from 2003-2008. He was Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004 until he transitioned to the Communications Department in 2009.

12 Comments on “Meet the Ticket Designer

  • Sova says:

    I was totally admiring the details in the cars on the ticket this year. I think the coolest thing on this years ticket is the embossed 25 year anniversary element and it is a nice safety feature too. My only question is about the city and the line. I hope we don’t have a huge line still when the city is already that established. Then again, the way tickets sold out we might be in that very situation.

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  • Janet says:

    thanks for revealing the artist! enjoyed admiring them with the fireball in my mouth :)

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  • leportfr says:

    Coolest ticket ever. Truly awesome design.

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  • dean jordan says:

    so many of us have been talking about how cool it is this year! Really love it, and thank you for that! Something about that fireball now ain’t there!?

    Thanks also for sharing this insite to the design with us.

    See you on the funway!

    Stop by and fly a kite with us if you will. . .

    Tell ’em Paper sent you!

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  • john peck says:

    Looks great, but wish there was a higher res version to appreciate.

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  • BrotherMichael says:

    Yes, I agree with John Peck. I hi res version would be great.
    I LOVE this ticket design.
    The transformation of shadow to light is beautifully illustrated.

    This describes EVERY year on the playa for me.

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  • Tom Lovering says:

    I second John Peck’s request. The ticket art would be wonderful to appreciate in detail and would be a great iPhone Wallpaper to remind us how lucky we are, and going to be, for the next six months. We look forward to the post. Thanks

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  • I don’t know if I broke any rules, but I scanned the ticket to post to Flickr as the first in a Burning Man set.

    I will happily email anyone who wants a high-res version for a wall paper or Tumblr/blog post.

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  • Brenda Jauman says:

    When our tickets arrived,,, we were just in awe of the detail in the artwork. Looking outside now as it snows,,, this website warms me up a little. See you on the playa.

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  • Space Cadet says:

    I was wondering if there’s a gallery of past tickets that anyone has heard of, I’d love to see some of the older designs too

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  • Factrue says:

    Burning men tickets is always famous among all of us, we love the ticket. I want to see some older tickets too.

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  • Burning men tickets is always famous among all of us, we love the ticket.was wondering if there’s a gallery of past tickets that anyone has heard of, I’d love to see some of the older designs too

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