Designers recreate Apple Macs using coal, honey, and dirt
What you need to know
- Two designers have recreated Macs using materials like dirt and honey in a new exhibition.
Two designers have recreated Apple's most iconic Macs using materials like dirt and honey to highlight "the implications of globalization" and how unconventional materials can change a user's relationship with a product.
As reported by Fast Company:
Speaking to the outlet via email, the pair stated they didn't want the project to cause "resentment to globalization" or to suggest they wanted to replace industry or consider new materials only for commercial merit but rather wanted "people to question the implications of globalization, and consider how unconventional materials can change product relationships."
In a style similar to Apple's Mac ads of old, the pair recreated Macintosh computers using materials such as dirt, foliage, limestone, coal, and even honey. Fast Company says that most of the work was done a few years ago when Beyer and Sizemore were students, from the report:
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This is, quite possibly, the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. These guys seriously need to get a real job.