The Single Most Brilliant Single Web Page in Recent Memory

Artist David Horvitz has a load of really great things on site site. Really do go and have a poke about it’s great.

The best bit is a page of things called FOR YOU…

It’s a list by the artist of “THINGS FOR SALE THAT I WILL MAIL YOU”

For example:

If you give me $10 I will take a photograph of the sky just for you. That means I will go outside, shoot a photograph of the sky, print it as a 8.5″ x 11″ full color laser jet print, write the date on it, fold it into an envelope, and mail it to you. Oh, and I will also delete the file so that you will have the only existing copy of that photograph. It’s just for you.

Or:

If you give me $630 I will give it to my landlord for the month’s rent. I won’t work for one month and I’ll send you an email everyday of what I did and why it was important (unless I am away from a computer). Actually, I am going to need some more money for food and utilities. I am going to raise this to $1000. (NOTE: this is one person a month, if you buy this you will be given a specific month). I will also print out the emails I sent you everyday and mail it to you as a small edition of one artist book.

Honestly it might sound a bit odd, but go and have a look at the list. It’s really compelling. The values that he’s given to things and hist notion of ownership and limited-editionness are really interesting.

You can also subscribe to get a picture of the sky every day for a year sent by email. Which seems to be part of his project to take a picture of the sky every day for the rest of his life.

Thank you Ze Frank for the link!

If you’ve not seen Ze Frank’s ColorWars – you really should. It’s incredible.

5 thoughts on “The Single Most Brilliant Single Web Page in Recent Memory”

  1. Wonderful link. A truly interesting and inspirational chap.

    Just a matter of time ’till some Ad Man re-purposes these meaningful, beautiful concepts into a contrived piece of tat ;)

  2. Cheered me and the missus up massively yesterday and now I have meaningful presents sorted for friends and family for sometime to come.

  3. One of the best things i’ve seen on the internet – I’m so tempted to buy some Coney Island sand!

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