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Design

Escape Machines

March 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

DDB Paris created these interactive “Escape Machines” for the French travel company Voyages SNCF. The black, monolithic cubes were installed conspicuously in highly-trafficked public places, the only visible prompt a small red button. As a random person approaches they are asked by a mechanized voice from within the box where they would travel to if they could leave immediately, the button is pressed and hilarity ensues. The person is even presented with an enormous faux ticket to their destination.

 

 



Music

Mumford & Sons: The Cave

February 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Apparently I have been living in a cave because this music video released last year by Mumford and Sons has nearly five million views and a quick tour check shows they played, literally, in my back yard at the Riviera theater here in Chicago a few months ago and I was none the wiser. The four-member English folk rock band set the internet on fire last night (and crashed their own web site) after a quick 2-minute opener for Bob Dylan with the song above. I’m sure for some of you this is tantamount to me discovering a hot new band called “Radiohead”, but if it’s new to just a few of you my work here is done.

 

 



Photography

Waaaaaaaaaves!

January 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

So over the last two weeks I sorted through a couple thousand images of waves. All photos are linked to their sources. I think this is my subconscious telling me I need a vacation.

Update: Just added one more to the end. Cheers.

 

 



Design

Stitching Postcards

January 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Dig these Stitching Postcards by designers Leihener, Seng, Valder for Köln-based distributor Details. Available over at Uncommon Goods. (via cool hunting)

 

 



Design

Travel Posters by Heads of State

December 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Philadelphia design firm The Heads of State launched a great new web site today with a treasure trove of impressive poster and illustration work. They also have a fancy new store with some prints for sale, including this great travel series.

 

 



Photography

Randy P. Martin Photographs Idyllic Scenes

November 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Wishing I was inside the idyllic photos of Randy P. Martin today. (via yay!everyday)

 

 



Design

Behold: Excalibur, the World’s Tallest Climbing Wall

November 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Klimcentrum Bjoeks in Groningen, Netherlands sports the world’s tallest climbing wall at just over 121 feet tall. Here’s a cool photo gallery of how it was built, section by section. My dad would see this and say, “Eh, I’ve seen bigger.” Photos above by Eric Kieboom. (via presurfer)