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Design

Candle Clock

March 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love the concept of this candle clock designed by Nathalie Dewez. I’ve poked around quite a bit and can’t find it for sale anywhere, alas. (via notcot)

 

 



Design

Double Happiness Billboard Swing Set

March 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Architect Didier Faustino created this epic swing set out of a converted advertising billboard for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture.

Double Happiness responds to the society of materialism where individual desires seem to be prevailing over all. This nomad piece of urban furniture allows the reactivation of different public spaces and enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city. They will both escape and dominate public space through a game of equilibrium and desequilibrium. By playing this “risky” game, and testing their own limits, two persons can experience together a new perception of space and recover an awareness of the physical world.

(via brokencitylab)

 

 



Design

A digital clock made of analog clocks

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Clock Clock by humans since 1982 is a faux-digital clock made of 24 analog clicks with standard hour and minute hands. (via the supremely awesome lustik which you should be following)

 

 



Animation Design

World Water Day

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Water ink _ BDDP Unlimited and Solidarités International – UK from ici Barbès on Vimeo.

A wonderful clip to promote World Water Day by French firm BDDP Unlimited. Directed by Clement Beauvais, the film is meant to spread awareness of waterborne illness that kills an estimated 3.6 million people each year by using a delicate water and ink method that “reveals what is invisible.” So well done.

 

 



Design

Sardine Paper Clips

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These are fun. Sardine paper clips, $13 for a box of 30.

 

 



Design

Sculptural Book Ads for Dutch Book Week

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A series of print ads for Dutch Book Week by Van Wanten Etcetera. This years theme was the “autobiography”, so 3D portraits of Anne Frank, Vincent van Gogh, Louis van Gaal and Kader Abdollah were created from books as centerpieces for the ad campaign. Despite how striking the ads are I have to admit that they were digitally produced, and in an age when anything can be realistically created with computers I tend to get more excited about the real thing, like the works of Julia Feld. That said, the artists for this campaign clearly spent lots of time focusing on the fine details, as even the text used on the pages came from the actual books. Digital or not, this is a lovely campaign. (via behance)