Dieter Rams worked as a product designer for Braun for 40 years, and in that time the collective has produced probably the most beautiful line of electronic gadgets consumers have seen in those days. Clean, crisp and functional. If you take out these products today and set them along side more modern gizmos, these really won’t be that out of place. I’d take that ET 22 calculator up there over any other any day.
Dieter Rams’ 40 year stint at Braun until 1995 redefined the world of product design, taking pure modernism to the world of gadgets. He is the direct inspiration for much of Apple’s product design after Steve Jobs returned and in many aspects his work is more rigorous and more coherent than Apple’s. I’ve picked 15 of my favorite items, but if I had to choose just one, it would be the LE 1 electrostatic speakers from 1959. They were built around Quad technology and influenced Apple’s large screen displays.
Cartoon, children’s book and Disney characters get the stainless steel treatment from Korean artist So Hyun Woo. These look gnarly. It’s about time Whinnie the Pooh get’s a bad-ass make-over.
As if loose pages from an old Disney script were accidentally left on the set of Terminator 3, these children’s book and cartoon characters including Whinnie the Pooh, Piglet, Daffy Duck and others have clearly armed themselves for the looming fairytale apocalypse. These welded stainless steel plate sculptures are by Korean artist So Hyun Woo, many of which are from his July exhibition at Song Eun Art Space aptly titled Cruel Fairy Tales 3. My hunch is that among regular readers of Colossal, for all the people who find these unbelievably wrong or plain weird, there will be an equal sized group who finds them juuuuust right.
James Mollison has been photographing music fans outside concerts for over 3 years. In 2008 he published a book aptly named “Disciples” The resemblance between fans and the bands or artists they follow is amazing, and a bit creepy. via Quipsologies