Fossilized iconic modern objects -- Boing Boing Offworld

Over on Offworld, our Brandon's got a post on the art of Christopher Locke, whose modern fossils series creates fossilized versions of our iconic manufactured goods from a notional future in which our middens are excavated by tomorrow's archaeologists.


In a special process, these items are reproduced in a proprietary blend of concrete and other secret ingredients, giving them the look and feel of real stone fossils. Each fossil is made one at a time, by hand, in an individual mold. Because of the hand-made nature of the item, there will be variations in pigmentation, and small imperfections in the surface. While you can choose a general color range, please keep in mind that each fossil is unique, and color variations are inevitable.

Each "species" of modern fossil has a Latin name marked on the bottom or back, and can be shipped straight to your door.

Who will blow in our NES carts when we're gone: Christopher Locke's Modern Fossils

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