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Ordinary Behavior: Cardboard Electronics Containing Absurd Miniature Dioramas

June 25, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Artist and illustrator Kevin LCK works almost exclusively in black and white, so it comes as no surprise that as he’s ventured into sculptural objects the aesthetic has remained the same, while the dimensions clearly haven’t. In his new series Ordinary Behavior the artist builds dioramas into everyday electronic objects made from cardboard such as a computer, camera, and iPhone. The artist says his intention is to highlight the sometimes unhealthy relationship people have with technology and explains his thoughts in his artist statement:

‘Ordinary Behavior’ is a project about the unhealthy relationship between human and technology in an everyday context. […] I sought to detach the audience from the real world temporarily, provide them with a space to rethink and reconsider the way we behave and think about the relationship between ourselves, objects and environment with technology in a more conscious way.

You can see several more from the series here. (via beautiful/decay, junk culture)

 

 



Art

Star in a Jar

October 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Spotted this clever electric lightbulb in a jar by artist Matt Johnson whose current exhibition at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles runs through October 22.

 

 



Art

Kim Yong Soo

October 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I was delighted to stumble onto the work of Korean artist Kim Yong Soo whose artwork, at first glance, takes on the somewhat familiar appearance of traditional Japanese paintings of cherry tree bossoms. Closer inspection reveals a textured assemblage of semi-conductors, speaker wires, and acrylic cement, used to form the delicate tree branches, flowers, and ominous humanoid figures that bring an unexpectedly dark presence to these otherwise serene paintings.

 

 



Design

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms

August 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Art director Murilo Melo created this killer poster series for Companhia Athletica Gyms in Brazil by dismantling sloth-inducing televisions, video games, and computers and using their thousands of parts to create exercising humans, urging you to “switch your routine for ours”. The project took four months to execute and is well documented on this pretty awesome website where you can see production shots, download high-res images (recommended for detailed viewing), and watch a video. From concept to execution this is one of the more clever print advertising campaigns I’ve seen in a while.

 

 



Art

Back to Basics: Retro Electronics Made of Paper by Zim and Zou

July 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann are the wunderkind designers behind the contemporary design studio Zim and Zou based in Nancy, France. The duo explores a myriad of mediums including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration, and web design for their clients, landing their work in numerous print publications including Papercraft 2. This latest collection of work entitled Back to Basics is almost a year in the making (and apparently still in progress). Each colorful device is cut meticulously by hand utilizing sustainable paper, and even the smallest “waste” scraps are re-used to form some of the smallest detailed components. These are only a handful of the photos, see many more detailed shots here. Also check out their paper Gameboy from a while back. Sweet!

 

 



Art

Hacked Typewriter

May 31, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Graphic designer Paul Bailey is a recent graduate of Kingston University in London and his portfolio is filled with lots of fun projects including beautifully designed infographics, these fun biscuit stamps, and even an idea for a tribute bell installed outside recently closed pubs. Most interesting to me though was his hacked typewriter. Beginning with the statement, “the beauty of the typewriter is that, unlike its modern counterpart, it cannot be hacked” (which I couldn’t locate a source, but sure, I’ll roll with it) he set out to redefine the fundamental mechanics of the typewriter resulting in a new interpretation of its core function. Is it useful? Not really. But I find the idea of hacking non-electronic devices to create bizarre new machines really intriguing.

 

 



Design

Building Block Calculator

February 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Love this building block calculator available from Urban Outfitters. Also in red. (via lustik)

 

 

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