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Good job, guys! The Balls are now visible from any angle

San Jose city creativity got me again this week.

The biggest balls in San Jose

The biggest balls in San Jose

City workers are checking if the balls are visible from any angle.
These balls are planning to be exposed to the public for a couple of month during Da Vinci art show at San Jose Tech Museum.


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San Jose city art: ATM machine suffered in fire

San Jose city creativity got me again. The following piece of art found in the city downtown.

ATM wreck

ATM wreck

It stands right in front of Bank of America building and probably represents how their ATM machine will look like after been in fire for a while.

However this art wreck is not safe for pedestrians: they could be seriously injured passing by loaded at cool Friday night.


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Elect Monster Shirakawa!

Elect Monster Shirakawa

Elect Monster Shirakawa

Nice double-meaning composition in San Jose downtown: “Elect Shirakawa: Monster energy!” / “Elect Monster Shirakawa!”.

Disclaimer: I have no idea who this Shirakawa is. I am not into politics and neither this blog. But for Shirakawa’s supporters: it is better to take off one of the banners if you want your boss to be elected.


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What kind of plane we’ll be flying?

There is a renovation project going at the San Jose airport and, among other things, they have installed nice new monitors at each gate.

Mom, is this our plane?

Mom, is this our plane?

When I saw those, I initially thought, “Oh, so now they show the actual plane that is going to fly us. How neat!”. Then, however, I realized that the pictured craft looks “a little” bigger than what typically flies between San Jose and Los Angeles (300 miles). And yes, the actual plane was somewhat smaller:

Aw, what a cutie!

Aw, what a cutie!

Not that I was severely disappointed but still, why not show the actual plane? I think that would be quite cool and requires very little effort – this is the Silicon Valley, after all.

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Adobe HQ: ‘cheap-casino’ style

Here are Adobe’s light screws which I mentioned about before. They are rotating:

Adobe screws

Adobe screws

I guess such light effects suppose to symbolize that Adobe works hard to make us fella designers from all over the world happy.

Ta-da! Now the building looks like ‘cheap-casino’ with 25-cents slot machines only. Or some kind of “Do you see these screws? We will screw’em all four into your ass if you are using hacked version of Adobe CS3.”

Also the idea to show off dusty empty boxes is so boring! They are losing colors and look like 100% useless fake:

Adobe fake boxes

Adobe fake boxes

Anyway, it looks like Adobe was impressed with ‘under-roof’ accessories of ‘Knight Ridder’ (another building in San Jose downtown standing less than mile away from Adobe HQ) and decided to copy&paste them :

Knight Ridder

Knight Ridder


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..and he took advantage of her in a middle of performance

Sculpture composition

Sculpture composition

This strange sculpture composition stands at backyard entrance of San Jose Theater for Performing Arts.
IMO all these characters are logically separated from each other and are not making the whole composition complete.
Indeed, check this out:
1. One girl is doing Nazi greeting with her leg;
2. The other girl tries to bend backwards holding ‘Nazi’ girl’s dress while her sparky partner takes advantage of the moment and gets under her short skirt with his hand:

..takes advantage of the moment

..takes advantage of the moment

The whole composition sends visitors different message than was initially planned. This perfectly explains why it stands at backyard where janitors and other theater workers see’em every day.


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Design idea FAIL: How to trash the bench

What else can you do with construction leftovers? Just mix them with concrete, tow to the nearest public park and put at the bench:

How to trash the bench

How to trash the bench

Pros: Good spot to take pictures “me and a pile of construction trash in San Jose downtown”
Cons: you cannot use the bench any more.