This is a blog about boxes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another example of community sofa thing, I guess.

In Oberlin college, Oberlin, OH
In a library, it seems.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Backdrop to Poems One and Two

Backdrop to Poems One and Two (2007)
Screen print on muslin

Wendy Spacek

This is my roommate's work! She did this before even knowing about my "box" fettish.
She's in the writing program but her art is great too.
She doesn't really know that, though.

Sunday, February 24, 2008



Project COMMUNITY SOFA is just about game, playing. Sofa makes community of people closer to each other. This project is about to hold friends, colleges, family together and let them to know more about them. We can change lounge places in work a bit, with places for communication and relax. System can be used as VIP places in the bars, restaurants and make meeting points. Invite other people to communicate with you, just connect your piece of furniture as you want and sit on it, play on it, try to talk without apprehension. SOFA Community - new way to play, to communicate.

Squares, Checks, and Grids

by Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire

The third in the highly collectible Communicating with Pattern series, Squares, Checks, and Grids celebrates the hippest but squarest, most linear patterns in every design discipline.
Squares and checks represent order, mathematics, technical precision, minimalism, and modernism. From graphs to grids, to pixels and road signs, squares and checks make up the framework of our existence. They are also embedded in the very weave of our history, from Wicca and Christian iconography to traditional checked and tartan cloths.
This book is a visual homage to squares and checks, an inspirational graphic collection of different occurrences of squares and checks from all environments, and an exciting sourcebook of pattern ideas for designers across disciplines.

I might have to buy this book...
I almost thought I had to give up on my box blog since the existence of this book.
This book is more design-oriented whereas my blog is really vague and general.
(Although they ARE sorta talking about the same thing just in different context...)
Whatevs. :P

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Tetris. The greatest game that has ever existed.
I love you, Tetris. Bravo.

Color Cube

Cheng-Li Hung

This Color Cube allows the user to create their own color combination in lieu of the usual text based password. Whenever you need to verify your identity, just solve your rubik’s cube. The color combinations are endless since you can even embed little pictures within each tiny screen. Take it a step further and make it a time based entry - solve the cube before time runs out and the colors change.

taken from Yanko Design

One Pixel Self Portrait, Selected

One Pixel Self Portrait, Selected
2007, 18" x 18" projection, panel

Ilia Ovechkin

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food

The front cover of the album which was conceived and executed by David Byrne is a photomosaic of the band made of 529 close-up Polaroid photographs.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Early abstractions (1947) by Harry Smith

I just saw this from Angelo Plessas's blog called "ANGELO says".
Abstraction is also one of my big topics.
It's interesting how "early abastractions" involves squares and rectangles.

Little Dude:lost inside Box Eyez by Paper Rad

Animation by
Paper Rad

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Trapped in a cube

Directed by Jim Henson

The Fentix Cube

YouTube "About this Video blurb:

World's first cubic multi-touch touchscreen games platform. In this video clip the Fentix Cube has been programmed to emulate a Rubik's cube puzzle. Many more applications have been developed. Please contact me for more details.
See for more information.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Cool t-shirt

My T.A. Shane in my New Media 01 class showed me this really cool t-shirt:

"I think that square is top of cool shape in the world."

I don't know where it's from, but I want it!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Wallpaper with pixels!

by Superscript²

You can create your own!

Time Cube


Believer is far more EVIL than a False God, for Google
cut back my Site from 34,000,000 to 4,000,000 in 1 night
for the above Statement. 1 Day1God exists only as Evil.
I thought Google was free of such evil bias, predjudice
and shenanigans that block real truth from being known.
Once before, Google cut back my site from 89,000,000 to
34,000,000 in a single act for something I said, that/s Evil
Google is ONENESS EVIL as I
experienced and you can see.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cube (1997)

Cube (1997) is a movie directed by Vincenzo Natali. I watched it when I was only 10 or something so I don't remember much of it. All I remember is the color red and blades for some reason. And some part of the plot, too. I haven't seen the sequels. I heard they were pretty bad.. But here are some interesting and relatively "cubey" but cheesy trivia facts about the film that I got from IMDb:

-Shot on a single 14'x14' set, made to look like many different cubes through the use of different-colored panels.
-All of the characters are named after prisons: Quentin (San Quentin, California), Holloway (England), Kazan (Russia), Rennes (France), Alderson (Alderson, West Virginia), Leaven and Worth (Leavenworth, Kansas).
-Not only are the characters named after prisons but they reflect the prisons themselves. Example: Kazan (the mentally challenged character), in Russia is a disorganized prison. Rennes (the "mentor") was a jail that pioneered many of today's prison policies. Quentin (the detective) is known for its brutality. Holloway is a women's prison, and Alderson is a prison where isolation is a common punishment. Leavenworth runs to a rigid set of rules (Leaven's mathematics), and the new prison is corporately owned and built (Worth, hired as an architect).
-To show their support for the Toronto film industry, the special effects company C.O.R.E. did the digital effects for free.
-Director Vincenzo Natali directed a follow-up short film in which we see what is outside the cube. Natali has made a solemn vow never to reveal what was outside the cube, and destroyed the video years ago.
-One of the earlier drafts of the script had the characters finding bizarre alien food. The idea was subsequently lost after it gave too clear a definition as to who was responsible for the cube.
-The handles on all the hatches are industrial die holders used for cutting threads on rods and available in any hardware shop.

Cubes are SO FUCKING metaphorical and all that blabla shit, it's not even funny.


"A typographic grid is a two-dimensional structure made up of a series of intersecting vertical and horizontal axes used to structure content. The grid serves as an armature on which a designer can organize text and images in a rational, easy to absorb manner. The less common printing term “reference grid,” is an unrelated system with roots in the early days of printing." - Wikipedia "Grid (Page Layout)"

Grids=A spatial "utopia"
me thinks.
Of course, one can and might try to think "outside the box," but that only brings one to fucked up places, doesn't it? (I'm trying to be as extreme and biased as I can get, over here..) But then again utopia cannot exist--and that is why the term exists--it's like communism. A grid might be the simplest or the most basic metaphor of what is generally called a utopia. Grid allows one to get from point A to B without any distraction. It is the fastest and easiest way to get somewhere. Even diagonal lines eventually form grids. FOR GOD'S SAKE IT'S ONLY LINES.