Ticket for Changing Trams, Buses and Overhead Trains
Colored pencil, pen and ink on paper
28 × 22 cm
O L Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien
Schönberg’s ticket for the Berlin tram system from the year 1927 permits travel in all directions, is valid for a certain period of time and is supposed to enable passengers to change more easily between different trams as the prestamped tickets are bought before they start their journey. The concentric circles signify days of the week, the radial lines indicate the time of day. The ticket controller only needs to mark the day and hour when the passenger gets in, without having to deal with any other tickets. On 12 January 1927 Arnold Schönberg sent the design to the management of the Berlin tram company, but never received an answer.