09 Jan Nice Design
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Image by Klis
I found this marvelous cultural artifact at a store in the Mission in San Francisco. Seven years later I am still in awe of how this thing got made. I’d like to think this was some snarky designer, but the actual design counterindicates. But even if it was a practical joke, how did it get past the fabricators? Did no one in the delivery chain speak English? What directive was given to the designer? Was it simply, "We need a nice design for the product," and the designer a literalist? Is there some other language/culture where this thing would sell?
I fondly imagine June Cleaver pulling it off the shelf thinking, "Now that’s a nice design."
I love it so much.
Image by localjapantimes
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