We live in a society were symbols represent who we are. A heart = love, an apple = health, a Ferrari = wealth, a diamond = commitment, a wheelchair = patience, a black outfit = mourning. Throughout the years we have found ways to interpret these features into our everyday lives giving them a new meaning and breaking barriers. What happens though when one of our strongest symbol which = loyalty,humanity,respect,devotion and redemption is attempted by designers to be interpreted into new meanings? What happens when you take a symbol that dynamic and influential out of its context knowing that it will create controversy and anger to some in order to make it more approachable. What happens when the CROSS enters our bathrooms, our fashion, our art, our music our sexually active beds ? What happens when we take down the symbol and lie on it? Do we make it stronger by making it part of our lives or do we ridicule it?
The historic question is BLESSED OR CURSED?
Believe it or not...Yatzer presents the latest projects and some all time classic ones, from all the creative fields - industrial design, architecture, arts, fashion, photography that were designed in the name of GOD.
from the famous Pierre and Gilles portfolio
The White Rabbit Restaurant in Singapore
Saint B mp3-player by Yar Rassadin
"holy tost" stamper for bread by Fred
Hand Painted Ceramic Busts by Brian Morris
Cross doorstop by ATYPYK
Jesus street stencil / photo by Steve Sherriff
photo by the portfolio of photographer Cole Rise
cross brush by Fredrikson Stallard
cross vase by QUBUS design
The NUN series by DOU. Oleg Duryagin
The Donau City Church, Vienna by Heinz Tezar (source)
The Dornbusch church in Frankfurt by Meixner Schluter Wendt
Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church at Tor Tre Teste Rome, Italy (source)
Holy advertising campaign for BENETTON
St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel in Turku, Finland by Architects: Matti Sanaksenaho, Pirjo Sanaksenaho and Enrico Garbin (source)
Manuel Clavel Rojo’s moving mausoleum in the wooded La Alberca cemetery on the edge of Murcia in Spain / photo Juan de la Cruz Megias (source)
photo by David La Chapell's portfoliosources: