System in the Wild: Beaten Silly Edition
Another edition of System in the Wild, as the submissions just keep on coming! I haven’t seen this many submissions since the last leather and restraint convention I attended. First up is Systemic Kim, who sends in an artist with a strikingly similar subject matter. Mainly, international symbol sign characters as her muse. Some would get offended, I think we weren’t the first and certainly won’t be the last. An excerpt about the artist:
using pictograms familiar to us all from everyday life – such as road signs, toilet markers
and math symbols pippo lionni uses animation to tell a story or make a comment,
entirely without recourse to words.
All of that, and more, via DesignBoom. Check it out! LINK.
Here’s another from Systemic Kim. This one on using these symbols to create a universal language. Ironic, since many languages are originally based on pictograms in the first place. Kinda brings it all back around. Check out the site to read the artist, Xu Bing’s mission statement and an interview. LINK. Oh, and that interview they mention? I think this is it.
Next up is Systemic Rachel. She links to a story from the UK about new signs confusing the piss out of people. What exactly is an Ambulant Urinal? Or for that matter a Unisex Ambulant facility? Find out! LINK.
Well that’s about it for today! Be sure to send in cool crap you find to systemcomic at the gmail, and I’ll post it here on the site! In the meantime, stay awesome, Systemics.