is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
At first I thought this was a visually impressive but otherwise shallow exercise in typographic play—Chinese words and phrases fashioned into actual weapons; guns, knives, etc. Then I realized that it’s actually a project aimed to raise awareness about how emotionally abusive language can push children to commit violent acts. What’s more, the characters were not just 3D modeled, but actually machined into real parts that could be physically assembled into the tools shown.
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