1. “56 Broken Kindle Screens”
A book available in print and for Kindle that features images of broken Kindle screens. A collaboration between Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg (2012).
Italian digital artist and designer Silvio Lorusso, 27, has been featured on BuzzFeed before for his “Left-Handed Internet” and compilation of infinite loading circles called “The Best Is Yet to Come”.
His work is playful, taking bits of our digital life and transforming them through a lens of “real life.” For example, the fact that the cursor is right-handed has no real bearing on how lefties actually use the cursor to point and click, but in the real world, where there are lefty scissors, lefty baseball gloves, and lefty measuring cups, why shouldn’t there be a lefty version of the cursor?
“I would say with my work, I try to reflect on the current state of the Internet with an ironic (sometimes sarcastic) touch,” says Lorusso. I like to think he’s making the Internet a nicer place.
Here are some of my favorites of his work:
4. “Blank on Demand”
Lorusso and Giulia Ciliberto designed a completely blank book to the specifications of print-on-demand book publisher Lulu.com’s most expensive option. The result is this 740-page hardcover priced automatically by Lulu at €999,999.99.
A cheaper paperback version of the blank book is available as well for €5.44.
6. “Twitter Alphabet”
Recognizable Twitter avatars spell out the alphabet.
8. Left-Handed Internet
My personal favorite — a Chrome plug-in that flips the little gloved cursor hand so it’s a lefty.
9. “Tab Patterns”
This takes your messy browser bar with with too many tabs open and turns it into something beautiful. Click through each glorious full page image to see a new pattern.