Wednesday, March 26, 2008

images of consumption

Here is something pretty cool.

Below are some images of consumption from Chris Jordan's site.Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use)106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on - US figures only.

This depicts one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours

Heres the same image as a close up

Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

partial zoom

actual size

This depicts 170,000 disposable Energizer batteries, equal to fifteen minutes of Energizer battery production.

The close-up image is here. If 170,000 batteries were depicted at their real size, the print would need to be 26x43 feet. To depict one year of Energizer disposable battery production (six billion batteries) would require a print 26 feet high by 146 miles long.

This depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every six months.

Check out zoom images of this, and the rest of the images here. Very, very creative.

Hat tip Jonny Baker




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