03/19/2014: Design and Violence animated gifs

As part of MoMA’s Design & Violence series, Christoph Niemann created this excellent series of animated gifs that change the tools of war into games by altering the original intent of their design. The series, entitled Commoditized Warfare, takes its …

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Niemann Goes Large

Years ago, I asked Christoph Niemann “to do something large.” And he said “no way!”
He did it nonetheless, for a show at Gallerie Max Hetzler in Berlin (installation below) November 23, 2013 – January 18, 2014.

My Ideal Bookshelf: The Books That Make the Designer

Visually, the average bookshelf is a mess. Arranged along single planks are these hundreds of objects of every conceivable dimension and color, spanning decades—centuries, even—of our cultural history. Stately black-and-orange Penguin Classics butt against the garish hues of a science …