Ikea Style Instructions To Assemble Your Favorite Monsters

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Black and white line illustrations, no written instructions, umlauts scattered like rose petals, that smiley cartoon guy—this certainly looks familiar. Illustrator Ed Harrington has subverted the ubiquitous directions sheet for his “Ikea Instruction” series. In Harrington’s world, it’s not streamlined Swedish furniture that’s being assembled, but monsters, killers, and Edward Scissorhands.

The clever illustrations make use of all of Ikea’s standard elements: the illustrated pieces, the bold sans-serif font, the crossed-out warning images. The Vörhees requires a simple assembly of one very large knife, one hockey mask, and one Allen wrench, whereas the Edvard needs 14 units of two different types of scissors, a heart, and hand removal. So far the DIY instruction sheets include Brundlefly from The Fly, a Human Centipede, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Edward Scissorhands and Pinhead, the Cenobite leader from Hellraiser.

Merging two incredibly popular, and incredibly different, pop culture genres makes this series work. Who could be next in the flat pack? Perhaps a small striped shirt, overalls, and an axe. Who wants to build Chücky?

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No wonder IKEA is loved by all

Forsman & Bodenfor‘s latest interactive multimedia site for IKEA (titled “Come Into The Closet“) is controlled by sound and music via mouse and keyboard. With 5 rooms to meddle with, feel free to tap the Spacebar, beatbox/belt out your own tune, or upload MP3s, and sit back as the characters on the screen move around to those sounds accordingly.

Side note: I read on IKEAFANS that the IKEA catalog is the 3rd most printed item in the world–right behind the Bible and Harry Potter. What?!

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Urban Camouflage


Creepy and funny is always a good combination. Follow-up to earier post of Urban Camouflages photographs from a while back, but the videos seem to add a new dimension to their work.  I want to see more interaction with the shoppers and store employees though, but i’m probably missing the point.

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