Umbrella For Graffiti

“Designer Liu Hsiang-Ling quite poetically brings out the relationship between an umbrella and the rain. Simple pleasures from the past that we have long forgotten; jumping into puddles or using a stick to draw in the sand! Her take is this Rain Brush Umbrella designed with a paint-brush (silicon) like tip, so that you can dip it into the nearest rain puddle and start drawing water graffiti on the sidewalk. A nice past-time if you’re waiting for a bus or something.

Liu has pointed out in her observation: When people are waiting for the rain to stop, the interaction between people and umbrella is the most frequent activity. People usually use their umbrellas to leave a mark on the ground with raindrops, and those unintentional games are the consequences of a raining day; maybe they are tic-tac-toe or just graffiti on the road. When they use the umbrella tip (ferrule) to dip into a puddle, water and ground become elements for self-expression.” – extracted from http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/12/04/umbrella-for-graffiti


Retracing to my Final Year Project’ days. Liu has pointed out something important; we, humans, tend to leave behind unintentional trace on the ground; be it raindrops, footprints or et cetera. AND regards to that, I second that it’s the most frequent interaction between human and the tool.

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~ by dosozin on December 5, 2009.

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