Mos Def (Dante Terrell Smith)
Elena Chernyshova - Days of Night - Nights of Day (2012-13)
“Days of Night - Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170 000.
The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.
Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.”
that one thing you do
Russian designers Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich did some fun concept packaging for what wine might look like if it were inspired by the famed cartoon series. The bottle colors are pure Homer and Marge, with the geometric shapes inspired by the works of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.
There’s more to the concept, though it’s hard to pick apart. “Maybe it is wine, maybe not. We are inviting you to find out yourselves,” the designers say.
Whatever it is, it has to be better than Duff beer.