I, Robot Burning Man 2018 ticket design


Last week I submitted a concept for the design of the Burning Man 2018 ticket. I heard back that my design wasn't chosen—which is a bummer for sure (I mean, how cool would it be to be the guy who designed the ticket?), but I still had a lot of fun working on this. I've admired this kind of linework for a long time, and thought it might be refreshing to depart from the super painterly/illustrative style they've used in the majority of their tickets. So I tried my hand at it, which was challenging and more time consuming than I anticipated—but really fun!


I wish I would have allowed enough time for a revision round. I used a few decorative elements that I would have liked to evolve further into illustated symbols (more stuff like the man at the top), and also push the humanoid face a bit. The typography could also be a lot more interesting. 

Despite all that, I feel good about what I submitted. I'm excited to see what they picked instead for this year's ticket, but I'll have to wait just like everybody else.