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April 17, 2006 9:23 PM   Subscribe

Atypyk seems to be two guys from France who change everyday things into stuff you want. From soap and Pez dispensers to art on dollar bills and interesting ideas.
posted by Zack_Replica (6 comments total)

 
Most of these are very cool, stylized novelty items... even the ones that are visual puns. Great find! (note: you can click the tiny arrows on the side of the images to advance to the next product; you don't have to use the drop down menu).
posted by Davenhill at 10:55 PM on April 17, 2006


There was an artist I saw as a kid, I believe at the San Francisco Modern Art museum--he did some stuff like this, like a rock and a pair of scissors embedded in a pad of paper, or a first aid kit in a red cross shaped box, and a variety of clever puns about time on the faces of watches.

Anyone know who i'm talking about?
posted by stray at 12:50 AM on April 18, 2006


Clever. They are novelty gags, but I like how willfully frivolous some of them are, like the Kill Time book and the $100 of confetti.
posted by OmieWise at 5:58 AM on April 18, 2006


When it comes to pop culture, the French usually get it all wrong -- e.g. le rock 'n' roll. But many of these items are very cool, and evidence of a pleasingly ironic sensibility.
posted by adgnyc at 6:55 AM on April 18, 2006


So...are these available to purchase?
posted by bullitt 5 at 8:46 AM on April 18, 2006


Yes B5 they are available for purchase.

The architecture/design bookstore that I work at has carried several items from this line for almost a year. They have sold well considering it's pretty high concept. I gave the Clumsy Coasters as a Christmas gift this past season, the person who got them has a nifty home bar setup and loves gags/practical jokes, perfect.
posted by hotmud at 9:41 AM on April 18, 2006


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