The Eyestalkers are a colony of watchful eyes. They stare unblinking from their window out into the world, tracking all passersby walking to and from the city centre. The staring eyeballs on stalks are there as a visible manifestation of all the invisible surveillance people are walking into when they go into the city, like the many hidden cameras or systems tracking your phone.
The Eyestalkers aim to create a tangible sense of being watched, to bring the surveillance out into the open, to create that necessary and warranted sense of paranoia that is lacking because of the elusive nature of modern surveillance. Because of their erratic, jerky movements they are real eyecatchers, so they are seen by all while seeing all.
Eyestalkers is a project by FRONT404
I brewed two batches of beer with some friends, and designed some labels for them as well.
One’s called Rookie Mistake because we left the tap open when pouring the beer mixture into the vat. The other one’s called Koenduimpje, because my buddy Koen accidentally put his thumb in the beer after we meticulously cleaned everything to avoid contamination. As you can tell, we’re real professionals. The beers are delicious though!
Put on your Oculus Rift VR-glasses and jump on the bike, it’s time to go on a Citytrip!
With Citytrip you can explore a fantastical, alien city by riding a bike. By pedalling and steering you navigate through the virtual reality as if you are really there. Fly through the air by pedalling like a mad-man and hitting the ramps, or use the bicycle bell to jump from building to building. Explore the city on the ground or navigate the twisting aerial pathways and cycle along the top floors of skyscrapers. You set your own goals and create your own challenges, and fun!
See also http://front404.com/citytrip
While walking peacefully in the park, enjoying the weather, you’re suddenly blasted by a green explosion of happiness! Suddenly you’re surrounded by a cloud of flowers gently floating down.
You’ve stepped on a Plantmine, and the explosion of flower confetti serves as an instant party to celebrate that you live in a country where you don’t have to worry about stepping on a real landmine. The flower confetti contains flower seeds, to create a permanent happy and colourful spot in the place of the plantmine explosion.
Here you can watch a video of the plantmines in action and exploding at Kleurenblind festival in the Netherlands: http://front404.com/plantmines
The panoptICONS are city birds with surveillance cameras for heads. In our modern urban centers surveillance cameras look down upon the people moving through the city, watching and feeding on our privacy. Usually they remain unseen because they are placed above people’s normal line of sight. Scavenging city birds occupy these same spaces in the urban environment, watching the people go by in crowded places so they can react quickly when someone drops a piece of food. The panoptICON camerabirds are the logical evolution of these two species of scavengers that share the same urban ecological niche.
Flocks of panoptICONS have been spotted around the world, including in Utrecht, Amsterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Berlin, Edinburgh and New York.
For more pics and info visit panoptICONS.nl or FRONT404.com
GORDON RAMSAY POETRY BOOKS ARE HERE
These took FOREVER to make, considering I was using a crappy printer in my living room and flipping all the pages over by hand and designing everything in Google Drive. So forgive me for the wait. This is some serious DIY shit.
Anyway, this is my best of Gordon Ramsay poems from this blog plus a couple I haven’t published. There will be more to come and next time I’m seriously taking them to a printer. These are great for getting drunk with your friends and reading them out loud in a deep fancy Gordon voice, or to read while you drink wine and laugh-cry to yourself in an empty room.
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You can now buy the hilarious Gordon Ramsay Poetry book, which features my Gordon Ramsay propaganda poster on the cover!
Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell, was born on June 25th 1903, exactly 110 years ago today. To celebrate his birthday and his most famous work ‘1984’, today I spent my day placing party hats on surveillance cameras.
See also: http://front404.com/george-orwells-birthday-party
For my Communist buddies: Marx&Engels&Lenin&Mao. Available as a poster or shirt.
I made a poster of awesome cat Jooseppi for a Secret Santa I participated in.
The gang runs for office, part2
The gang runs for office, part1
The Great Eyes Are Ever Watchful
Storm Coming? Hatchet Coming!