At the end of the year, it's often a good time to thank my delightful clients. Last year, I decided to attach a soundbox. An item that mustn't miss in any respectable office space.
I think, I went a little overboard with the packaging, though.
While researching which gun I should buy to battle my coworkers, I came across the awesome modding comunity for NERF guns online. I decided to have a shot at that.
I disassembled the whole gun, strengthened the springs, added quite some weight and completely repainted and wheathered it.
When I came across Max Frisch's very insightful and thought provoking questionairs, I knew I had to have one of those. Sadly, I discovered that the only nice issue that included the possibility to actually answer the questions, was out of print since a long time.
So I decided to buy the ebook and create a book for myself that looked exactly how I wanted it to.
Inspired by J.J. Abrams mystery box, I built this box as a case for my backup harddrive to safely secure all my personal photos and videos.
The chest is made from thick, reclaimed wood that once made up a friend's family farm. I added a leather case as storage for the wires and attached it to the lid. The lock I was using, is over a hundred years old.
This is a gift I made for a book loving relative. I rebound a paperback book to a hardcover, and transformed it into an item, resembling something straight out of NASA's arsenal.
Fitting to the book's narrative, I created a cover, themed as the main character's mission logfile and painted the book's corners red.
I then sew a case in style of NASA's signature storage containers that can also be found on bord of the ISS.
This very special Rummy edition was a gift for a enthousiast for the game.
I painted every single stone by hand and crafted the benches from hardwood. A special challenge was to make the items in such a way, so they would perfectly fit into the game's case.
What is the story behind the mysterious painting of Edward Hopper?
I tried to picture my vision of the sourrounding actions in a way, that is rather unusual for telling stories. I left the audience without any kind of visual and narrative explanation but only with sound and noise.
Arround the resulting piece of recording I built a very unique kind of packaging in form of an evidence-box concerning the murder, that happens in the audio-track. This box supports the storyline and helps the listener to picture what is happening.
It contains the murderweapon, the recording on tape, a detailed casefile, various maps drawn by the conspirators, a bottle of poison, a letter and some notes. All this things help to bring the world of the painting to life.
Material to illustrate the backgroundstory of a scavenger hunt for a 30th birthday of a friend, which was celebrated at a cabin in the austrian alps.
For this project I created and weathered a map, diary pages, an "official" transalation document , a notarial form, a postcard, pieces of a newspaper, and task-cards.
For the sixth anniversary of a weekly meetup I had with a friend, I made a memorial plate which illustrates everything these evenings were made of.
The sketch style illustrations were transferred onto a piece of reclaimed wood. After this, the wood was soaked in antifreeze and rum and smoked on a grill for three hours. Finally I strengthened the illustration by retracing it with a soldering iron.