Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Press and Seal Saran Wrap

Sample: Press and Seal Sran Wrap
Source: Piggly Wiggly

If you've never used this stuff, you should - it's a miracle of modern technology. These images show how this works - the sheet is dimpled, and somehow adhesives have been selectively applied to the troughs. It's not sticky until you press the troughs down onto the surface.


Press and Seal, 10x.

Press and Seal, 60x.

Press and Seal, 200x.

Press and Seal underside, 10x.

Press and Seal underside, 60x.

Press and Seal underside, 200x.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Microsoft Office 2003 CD

Sample: The holographic copy-protection on a Microsoft Office CD.
Source: The nice boys out at Redmond.

Jesus. There's more copy-protection on this CD than most nations have on their money. Counterfeit money? Bad. Counterfeit Office CD? Who cares?

Microsoft cares, apparently.

Office CD, 10x.

Office CD, 60x.

Office CD, 200x. Those little "platelets" are part of the 3D illusion.

Office CD, 60x. "Genuine Microsoft."

Office CD, 200x. "Microsoft," closeup on the S.

Office CD, 10x. Office logo.

Office CD, 60x. Office logo.

Office CD, 200x. No, it's not out of focus.

Office CD, 10x. "Microsoft."

Office CD, 60x. "Microsoft."

Office CD, 200x. "Microsoft."

Office CD, 60x. "Genuine."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tip 'n Tell

Sample: A "Tip 'n Tell" package snitcher.
Source: There was some box in a dumpster. Probably was fragile. Looked awfully damaged.

The Tip 'n Tell is a great idea. It's an almost unsettlingly phallic device that's half full of blue beads. (blue balls?)

The front is clear, and the back is adhesive. Basically, the idea is that if the package is manhandled or tipped, the blue beads enter the arrow and let the recipient know that it got the Samsonite Gorilla tratment.

Tip and Tell, 10x.

Tip and Tell, 60x.

Tip and Tell, 200x.

Tip and Tell, 60x.

Tip and Tell, 200x.

Tip and Tell, 60x.

Tip and Tell, 200x.

Tip and Tell, 60x. Transmitted Light.

Tip and Tell, 200x. Transmitted Light.

Tip and Tell, 60x.

Tip and Tell, 200x.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Metal Mesh

Sample: A fine mesh screen.
Source: Scavenged from an ancient TV that was exploded all over the back of the art building.

Mesh, 10x.

Mesh, 60x.

Mesh, 200x. Compare to the TEM grid, which is a REALLY fine mesh.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Hacksaw Blade

Sample: The blade of a hacksaw.
Source: Home Depot.

The hacksaw is one of Mankind's finest tools. Sturdy, versatile, destructive. The blades are refillable, and it's easily portable. No batteries required.

Hacksaw Blade, 10x.

Hacksaw Blade, 60x.

Hacksaw Blade, 200x.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Fax Lensbar

Sample: This bar of lenses dwells withing your fax machine, ready to faithfully reproduce your inages.
Source: A fax machine, disassembled Office Space style.

Fax Lenses, 10x.

Fax Lenses, 60x.

Fax Lenses, 200x.

Fax Lenses, 10x. Backlit.

Backlit Fax Lenses, 60x.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Sample: A nice tie.
Sample: A gift!

Tie, 10x.

Tie, 60x.

Tie, 200x.