April 14, 2007
Wireframes, giant Donkey Kong, and more
//na// Whether or not the medium is the message, it certainly influences it. People love turning computer bits into big physical forms:
- Design Observer catalogs examples of computer GUI made real (masking tape folders, huge scrollbars, etc.).
- The various "Web 2.0" trends are imagined as a supermarket in this clever video. I want to go around saying "Quakr, Quakrrrrr" but I think I’d get kicked out of the house. [Via]
- Thomas Raschke makes groovy wireframe sculptures.
- Speaking of wireframes, British artist Benedict Radcliffe has created an amazing 1:1 scale Subaru Impreza wireframe sculpture. Not only is it not a Photoshop job; it apparently it even got a few parking tickets! Via John Peterson, who writes "It’s s ort of an extreme example of the cursor-kite or the giant red Google pushpin."
- And speaking of vehicles, check out this life-size model car. Having carved myself up plenty while modeling, I fear equivalently large X-Acto knives. [Via]
- And finally, for those of you that love primates and/or small Italian laborers, there’s a 4-storey Donkey Kong made from Post-It Notes. [Via Veronique Brossier]