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Design Food

Polluted Water Popsicles: Faux Frozen Treats Highlight Taiwan’s Water Pollution Problem

Polluted Water Popsicles: Faux Frozen Treats Highlight Taiwan’s Water Pollution Problem

June 7, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

Focused on environmental change rather than flavor, art students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of the Arts concocted a line of “frozen treats” titled Polluted Water Popsicles. The group collected polluted water from 100 locations in Taiwan, first freezing the collected sewage samples and then preserving their creations in polyester resin.
At first glance the visually pleasing treats seem to imitate the aesthetic of recent craft and artisanal food trends. More



Art Photography

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations

Apr.18.15

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Christopher

Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he’s discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of the Caribbean coast which he utilizes for site site-specific installations for an ongoing project titled Washed Up. By creating aesthetically pleasing landscapes from a disheartening medium, it’s Duran’s hope to create a harsh juxtaposition that draws attention to the global catastrophe of ocean pollution. More



Art Design

No Globes: A Smog-Filled Snow Globe that Highlights Climate Change

No Globes: A Smog-Filled Snow Globe that Highlights Climate Change

May.24.12

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Christopher

This limited edition snow globe titled No Globes was designed by UK firm Dorothy to protest the construction of several dirty coal-fired power stations in 2009. Instead of the idyllic miniature scene usually found inside a snow globe with an accompanying plume of white powder, Dorothy constructed a power plant spewing a disconcerting cloud of black particles. (via play) More



Design Illustration

Cut Leaf Illustrations for ‘Plant for the Planet’

Cut Leaf Illustrations for ‘Plant for the Planet’

Jan.28.12

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Christopher

A wonderfully executed ad campaign by Legas Delaney for Plant for the Planet, using cut leaves symbolizing their ability to absorb CO2. Beautiful work. (via ads of the world) More



Crafts

One Plastic Beach: A California Couple Turns Tons of Plastic Debris into Art

One Plastic Beach: A California Couple Turns Tons of Plastic Debris into Art

Jan.1.12

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Christopher

For the past several years Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting tons of plastic debris off a small stretch of beach near their Norther California home. The plastic is cleaned, categorized and stored before its utilized in their assorted projects including sculptural work, photography, large-scale museum installations, jewelry and art prints. Learn more here. (via vimeo) More