The ticket system for Stockholm public transport has been considered
rather oldfashioned for quite some years now, with stamps, paper tickets
and paper cards with magnet strips on them. But now we finally seem to
be catching up with the rest of the world. It is all about plastic
cards, credit card payments, sms tickets and whatnot. It´s getting so
modern that you can´t even buy a single ticket on a bus anymore. (Good
to know if you ever visit Stockholm.)
The last remnant of the old system is the 16 coupon paper strip,
which will only be available to March this year. I have been using up
some of these strips the last few years, and for some reason I didn´t
throw them away, they all ended up in a little plastic ticket cover in
my wallet. A while back I started doodling on one while waiting for a
train, and this has turned into a favorite pastime while commuting to
work. The strips are incredibly small for drawing, but I like how
everything I sketch end up looking like comic strips.
The last two strips are from today´s sketching rendez-vous with two fellow sketchers at Stockholm Central Station.
On the flag: Johannesburg sketcher Cathy Gatland sketching outside Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown.
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