Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
While the industry is building the commercial “Internet of Things,” embedding transmitters and tiny devices in objects of various shapes and sizes, other industrial objects are being produced, acquired and becoming obsolete. The perception of obsolescence is relatively subjective, but after a certain period of time it becomes objective, subject to aesthetics and functionality. The Obsolescence Project by Deanne Achong is a photographic blog designed to show the obsolescence of individual objects, photographed in isolation and under similar conditions. Blog posts provide the context, but it’s also possible to experience the collection as a picture gallery. In this format it shows just how many mechanical and technological objects have been included, implicitly commenting on the represented media and their inevitable fate.