November 20, 2006

Cyrillic Matrix (& other fun stuff)

I first saw this a few months ago, but Art. Lebedev, a Russian design firm, actually sells the prints.

They also have some other very slick products like computer button push pins, a write-on/wipe-off clock/bulletin board and an ice tray inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen." Fantastic.

He arranged his pieces to spell out many words; but he could never find the way to make the one word he was so eager to form. The word was “Eternity.” The Snow Queen had said to him, “If you can puzzle that out you shall be your own master, and I’ll give you the whole world and a new pair of skates. – Hans Christian Andersen. The Snow Queen

Art. Lebedev Studio Worldwide Store

(Many thanks, India , for the tip on SUCH a great site.)

1 comment:

India said...

Glad you like it! I'm just glad I could find the site when I wanted it--I'd seen it maybe two years ago and had no idea what it was called. I found it again by Googling for something like "russian desktop wallpaper barcode" . . .

Of course, I'm less certain about the barcode building, the more I look at that picture. It doesn't have their logo, which all the others do, and the barcode is different. Whatever. Maybe it's a copycat thing? Or is there a national obsession with bar codes over there?