This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Garbage
Justin Gignac is a New York City artist who has been selling garbage from the streets of New York City since 2001. The idea came from a co-worker who challenged him to design creative packaging for something that no one would ever buy. Looking around the dirty streets of Times Square, Justin found his answer: garbage. Since then, he’s sold over 1,300 garbage cubes to people in over 29 countries around the world.
An interesting proposition, don’t you think? Of course, as a designer, I’m completely delighted with the fact that someone could create something so sculpturely beautiful out of rubbish. I suppose that’s why they say that man’s trash is another man’s treasure. To me, this experiment is the equivalent of making a salesman sell a dirty napkin that you just blew your nose in. Gross… garbage… but honestly, I know some pretty great salesmen who could make you swoon over that napkin… and convince you to actually buy it. Props to Justin for doing the same.