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Steven M. Johnson’s Bizarre Invention #58: Unusual Bike Seat for Kids

Editor’s Note: Steven M. Johnson’s “Patent Depending” series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol’ bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we’ve contracted him to let us publish one every week.

Up this week: For those who cycle, and for whom their baby is the hub of their life….


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Steven M. Johnson’s Bizarre Invention #58: Unusual Bike Seat for Kids

Editor’s Note: Steven M. Johnson’s “Patent Depending” series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol’ bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we’ve contracted him to let us publish one every week.

Up this week: For those who cycle, and for whom their baby is the hub of their life….


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More Hilarious Inventions from Steven M. Johnson

Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he’d just released a book of his transportation designs. Now he’s got a new book out and it spans every design field under the sun.

Johnson has graciously allowed us to show you some of the images from “Patent Depending: Armbrella, Sofa Shower, Unzipped Fly Alarm and Other Essential Products.” Here are just a fraction of the literally hundreds of concepts he’s got in the book. (Note that we added the headings; he’s got a different chapter titling convention in the book.)

Architecture

Fashion Design

Flatware Design

Footwear Design

Furniture Design

Interface Design

Landscape Design

Multi-Tool Design

Office Furniture Design

Product Design

Sporting Goods Design

Transportation Design

Then there’s the random stuff that just cracks us up:

You can order the book here. What we’ve shown you here is just a fraction of the hundreds of concepts it contains. Having seen an advance copy, I can say that you won’t be disappointed!


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More Hilarious Inventions from Steven M. Johnson

Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he’d just released a book of his transportation designs. Now he’s got a new book out and it spans every design field under the sun.

Johnson has graciously allowed us to show you some of the images from “Patent Depending: Armbrella, Sofa Shower, Unzipped Fly Alarm and Other Essential Products.” Here are just a fraction of the literally hundreds of concepts he’s got in the book. (Note that we added the headings; he’s got a different chapter titling convention in the book.)

Architecture

Fashion Design

Flatware Design

Footwear Design

Furniture Design

Interface Design

Landscape Design

Multi-Tool Design

Office Furniture Design

Product Design

Sporting Goods Design

Transportation Design

Then there’s the random stuff that just cracks us up:

You can order the book here. What we’ve shown you here is just a fraction of the hundreds of concepts it contains. Having seen an advance copy, I can say that you won’t be disappointed!


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More Hilarious Inventions from Steven M. Johnson

Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he’d just released a book of his transportation designs. Now he’s got a new book out and it spans every design field under the sun.

Johnson has graciously allowed us to show you some of the images from “Patent Depending: Armbrella, Sofa Shower, Unzipped Fly Alarm and Other Essential Products.” Here are just a fraction of the literally hundreds of concepts he’s got in the book. (Note that we added the headings; he’s got a different chapter titling convention in the book.)

Architecture

Fashion Design

Flatware Design

Footwear Design

Furniture Design

Interface Design

Landscape Design

Multi-Tool Design

Office Furniture Design

Product Design

Sporting Goods Design

Transportation Design

Then there’s the random stuff that just cracks us up:

You can order the book here. What we’ve shown you here is just a fraction of the hundreds of concepts it contains. Having seen an advance copy, I can say that you won’t be disappointed!


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Photographer Steven Burton Photoshops Out Ex-Gang Members Tattoos

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For his latest project “Skin Deep”, photographer Steven Burton captured powerful portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and digitally removed their tattooes using Photoshop.

More info: Steven Burton, Instagram, Facebook, Kickstarter (h/t: photogrist)

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“The concept came to me when I watched the homeboys going through the tattoo removal process,” Steven says.

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He spent two years and over 400 hours in Photoshop removing tattoos that covered former LA gang members.

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“When I started Skin Deep I had a simple concept: take portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and remove the tattoos using digital re-touching to create before and after portraits,” Steven says on his Kickstarter page. “Most of the homeboys/girls hadn’t seen themselves without tattoos for decades, so during the interviews, I presented the images. There was a deep emotional response by the subjects.“

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Photographer Steven Burton Photoshops Out Ex-Gang Members Tattoos

1

For his latest project “Skin Deep”, photographer Steven Burton captured powerful portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and digitally removed their tattooes using Photoshop.

More info: Steven Burton, Instagram, Facebook, Kickstarter (h/t: photogrist)

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“The concept came to me when I watched the homeboys going through the tattoo removal process,” Steven says.

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He spent two years and over 400 hours in Photoshop removing tattoos that covered former LA gang members.

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“When I started Skin Deep I had a simple concept: take portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and remove the tattoos using digital re-touching to create before and after portraits,” Steven says on his Kickstarter page. “Most of the homeboys/girls hadn’t seen themselves without tattoos for decades, so during the interviews, I presented the images. There was a deep emotional response by the subjects.“

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Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

Photographer Steven Burton Photoshops Out Ex-Gang Members Tattoos

1

For his latest project “Skin Deep”, photographer Steven Burton captured powerful portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and digitally removed their tattooes using Photoshop.

More info: Steven Burton, Instagram, Facebook, Kickstarter (h/t: photogrist)

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“The concept came to me when I watched the homeboys going through the tattoo removal process,” Steven says.

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He spent two years and over 400 hours in Photoshop removing tattoos that covered former LA gang members.

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“When I started Skin Deep I had a simple concept: take portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and remove the tattoos using digital re-touching to create before and after portraits,” Steven says on his Kickstarter page. “Most of the homeboys/girls hadn’t seen themselves without tattoos for decades, so during the interviews, I presented the images. There was a deep emotional response by the subjects.“

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Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

Photographer Steven Burton Photoshops Out Ex-Gang Members Tattoos

1

For his latest project “Skin Deep”, photographer Steven Burton captured powerful portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and digitally removed their tattooes using Photoshop.

More info: Steven Burton, Instagram, Facebook, Kickstarter (h/t: photogrist)

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“The concept came to me when I watched the homeboys going through the tattoo removal process,” Steven says.

3

He spent two years and over 400 hours in Photoshop removing tattoos that covered former LA gang members.

4

“When I started Skin Deep I had a simple concept: take portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and remove the tattoos using digital re-touching to create before and after portraits,” Steven says on his Kickstarter page. “Most of the homeboys/girls hadn’t seen themselves without tattoos for decades, so during the interviews, I presented the images. There was a deep emotional response by the subjects.“

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Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

Vertically Parked Cars, Sauna-Equipped Motorcycles and Self-Shortening Coupes: Hilarious Vehicle Concepts by Steven M. Johnson

The brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson has been dreaming up kooky product concepts for 40 years. Luckily for us the man saves his work, and this year he released a new book, “Patent Depending: Vehicles,” that rounds up four decades of his automotive concepts.

The $ 19.95 book contains over 400 drawings of “ludicrous, whimsical or marginally-plausible inventions relating to the automobile, as well as to vans, motorcycles, bicycles and unique personal conveyances,” and I really wish some car company would hire him. (He actually worked for Honda R&D for nine years!) Here’s a sample of what’s in the book:

Ooh—maybe VW is now in such dire need of distraction that they’d consider taking Johnson on?

Via PrintMag & The Atlantic


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Steven Banken’s Beautiful Tannic Acid Dresser

You could be forgiven for thinking designer Steven Banken created the piece below by stocking up on a selection of MinWax stains:

Instead the Eindhoven graduate, who shares a studio building with Piet Hein Eek, went Walter White and created the gradations via chemistry.

Breaking Good

As Banken explains,

Oak contains high concentrations of tannic acid, which turns into dark blue when it’s exposed to steel. The same happens with steel, as a result of a chemical reaction between red iron oxide and tannic acid. To accelerate this normally undesirable process the elements that cause this chemical reaction are applied in liquid form on the other material.

Image via View On Retail

Below is Banken’s maddeningly short video showing snippets of the chemistry; there isn’t much in the way of instruction, so those interested in pursuing the procedure will have to pull a Jesse Pinkman and start experimenting.


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