Need an introduction to GLOBALL, philosophy and art all wrapped up in something you can sing-along to? Ask Kermit.
Here’s a great example of how pulling together a group of people to make something incredibly complicated can result in an endeavor that is both epic and beautiful.
Check out John Grade’s amazing work at MadSpace in Seattle.
Globall luggage tag. Laser etched wood made at NYC Resistor. It’s where I’m layering the first Globall prototype as well. Looped onto the family bowling bag.
UPDATE! The GLOBALL Prototype 1 is coming along nicely. Here you can see what each facet will look like after it’s been etched with the laser.
The GLOBALL pitch packet is done! Looking for sponsorship and everything you need to know about the project is inside. Fun times!
The GLOBALL prototype is now ready to be lasered. On the left is one of 30 Illustrator files and on the right is the wooden ball, which has been marked to match the corresponding image. Wish me luck!
After 90 days of soaking in PEG (Polyethelene glycol) the first GLOBALL prototype has emerged. The PEG will allow it to petrify so it won’t crack later. Drying time should be 6 weeks. I’m very excited to see what happens next!
In case you ever missed any of the GLOBALL videos, here they all are together just for you!
The GLOBALL animation for the IndieGoGo campaign.
There’s another world cup. It’s half full and we’ll share it together.
The GLOBALL has been soaking in PEG for 58 days now. What is PEG you ask? Why it’s Polyethylene Glycol of course! An odorless, colorless, non-toxic goo that you’ve been smearing on your body and putting into your cavities for years. Toothpastes, mouthwashes, deodorants and yes, even lube are all made of Polyethylene Glycol. What PEG does is replace the water in the wood with itself. That way, when the ball comes out and dries, since it won’t have anymore moisture in it, it won’t expand or contract with changes in temperature or humidity and therefore won’t have any cracking or splitting.
So, if you needed an update on Oliver’s project, know I’m busy lubing my ball. Picture below!
An exciting milestone has been reached! The first GLOBALL prototype has been milled by my friend Ethan Pollack in Seattle, Washington, USA. Stay tuned to watch it become a finalized ball.