Niral Parekh's "Type of Letters", is an installation of mail arranged in cubby holes to make letters, words and numbers. The typography treatment was created from a combination of more than 3,000 pieces of mail such as postcards, newspapers, packages, direct mailers etc. "Many consider today’s world to be a digital world – a world of digital spaces and communications." Parekh says, "However, it is surprising to see, that even in todays time we heavily rely on and use ‘old school’ forms of communication (letters, newspapers etc.). In addition we are pleasantly surprised and appreciative of something that is created for ‘real’ – something physical that we can touch and feel outside of the digital space." The project took Best of Show in this year’s TDC Communication Design competition.
T Magazine, “This is a dream come true.”
mesmerizing photos of laundry spinning in laundromat's dryers, a one-off souvenir made out of mass produced objects, beautiful x-ray photos of toys and a replica of the Arc de Triomphe made from two tons of stale bread.
While spending two months in New York for the Summer, London-based artist Chris Godfrey wanted to buy souvenirs for his friends and family, but was confronted by a monotony of generic and cheaply reproduced items. He decided to produce an original object using dozens of cheap, junky souvenirs, capturing that feeling of discovery and adventure that he found when he first visited New York. Godfrey bought a large model of the Statue of Liberty and made a silicone mold of it, in one complete piece. He then poured in dozens of these souvenirs along with clear resin. The result is a one off and original piece; created from un-original, mass produced objects.