Saturday, March 19, 2011

Billboards Converted To Swingsets

spotted on make, via thisiscolossal
“Paris 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.’ ”

Business Cards: Page XVII

[Top Row] Eikon: This company bought the one I was employed by for $1, let all of the employees go, then sold it back to the original owners so that they could have a fresh start. Seitz and Seitz was one of the first stock photo groups that we used at the agency I worked for. You’d request certain type of image for use [like in a brochure], and they’d send sheets of slides for you to choose from that met your criteria. If you liked one, you’d pay for the use of the image, and return the slides -- this was long before the age of internet.

[Middle Row] Middle card of Richard Waters. You have to hear this instrument to truly appreciate it, and we are lucky enough to have one.