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September 28, 2006 11:58 PM   Subscribe

This Must Be Designed By Idiots is an online art exhibit of three Amsterdam-based mixed media artists, where one of the media is taxidermy, and the other is some disturbing combination of fashion design, jewelry, glassblowing & handicrafts. The end result is compellingly creepy, and my personal favorite is this piece, a mouse permanently at rest inside the glass belly of a glass cat.
posted by jonson (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Warning: automatically maximizes your browser window.
Boy, does that ever suck. I no longer care what the content is.
posted by nightchrome at 12:08 AM on September 29, 2006


Whoah! Some of that is fantastic. I'm loving it.
posted by digitalis at 12:11 AM on September 29, 2006


What is it with artists and fucking popups?
posted by delmoi at 12:37 AM on September 29, 2006


Some of them are rally nice, but some are horrific. The Mouse in the cat is certainly interesting, kind of nature.
posted by nea7 at 12:41 AM on September 29, 2006


The vulture is fucking awesome.
posted by sperose at 12:45 AM on September 29, 2006


Very, very cool. Thanks jonson.

Boy, does that ever suck. I no longer care what the content is.

kbai! ;)

posted by The God Complex at 1:20 AM on September 29, 2006


Your favourite piece is said to have been "destroyed by the artist". I'm wondering if it was some moral dilemma about using a fur robe.

"Ophelia", the lion, is beautiful, but terribly sad.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 3:08 AM on September 29, 2006


By "this", do you mean the crazy-ass website design? I try to click one of the images, and they all jump out of my way to put the one I'm hovering over in the center of the page. Fun!
posted by Plutor at 4:14 AM on September 29, 2006


Your favourite piece is said to have been "destroyed by the artist".

Artists destroy their stuff all the time. (Sometimes for no other reason than lack of storage space, which I find rather distressing.)
posted by jack_mo at 4:40 AM on September 29, 2006


Very cool. Thanks.
posted by billysumday at 6:10 AM on September 29, 2006


beautiful art, horrible web design
posted by bshort at 6:15 AM on September 29, 2006


Very interesting pieces!

The interface is so bad I'm thinking it's deliberate. A sliding thumbnail toolbar that dodges your mouse? Pop-ups that take over the whole window, but for some reason only show a slightly larger thumbnail?
posted by justkevin at 6:17 AM on September 29, 2006


Yay! (kinda)
posted by beerbajay at 7:07 AM on September 29, 2006


horrible web design

quit yer bellyachin. the post says it was designed by idiots, doesn't it?
posted by crunchland at 7:23 AM on September 29, 2006


I love this.
posted by stemlot at 8:22 AM on September 29, 2006


I wish I could disable java window resize.
posted by jeffburdges at 9:31 AM on September 29, 2006


Argh. Site navigation through the front door doesn't seem to work at all with Opera 9. It can display and browse the actual exhibit images fine, though.

How could the intro page possibly be cool enough to justify locking some users out of the exhibit?
posted by Western Infidels at 10:35 AM on September 29, 2006


You've been on a roll lately, jonson.
posted by sciurus at 11:12 AM on September 29, 2006


It's been a long time since a piece of artwork forced me to have such an immediate & visceral reaction. Not quite revulsion; more of a morbid, disturbing, yet curious fascination with the thought process that ended at that piece of work.

Now that's art. Nice post, jonson.
posted by FormlessOne at 11:59 AM on September 29, 2006


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