‘quote vendor’ by alice wang

 

 

 

taiwanese designer alice wang has conceived the ‘quote vendor’ – a vending machine that distributes passages of writing in a clear plastic bottle. the concept is informed by contemporary society’s hunger for ‘fast-food’ style information – from facebook to twitter and text messaging – people are becoming more and more accustomed to short, digestible pieces of information. the experience similar to the anticipation upon opening a fortune cookie, a sheet of pa­per with the text, as well as the title of the book and author’s name is rolled up and placed into a vessel – each quote filed under different categories a user can choose from. wang hopes this will entice people to learn more from whatever writing they have been given, and maybe finish that 300 page novel they have been meaning to.

quote vendor by alice wang the concept is informed by contemporary society’s hunger for ‘fast-food’ style information

quote vendor by alice wang detail of the vending machine graphics

quote vendor by alice wang the experience similar to the anticipation upon opening a fortune cookie

quote vendor by alice wang

quote vendor by alice wang