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JusinGagnicHeaderNew York based artist Justin Gignac is from the school of thought that packaging is the most important part of marketing a product. He believes in it so much that he has enterprisingly began selling trash. Gignac takes ‘hand picked’ pieces of refuse from the streets of New York, sorts them into loosely related groups and places them in simply designed acrylic boxes. So far, he has moved over 1,400 units to buyers from over 25 different countries.

The regular units sell for $50 each, while limited edition ones from events like Obama’s inauguration go for double the usual asking price.

Thanks to Joe Koufman for today’s fodder.

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BarryRosenthalHeaderNew York City based photographer Barry Rosenthal latest series “Found in Nature” is a collection of neatly sorted beach trash. While the concept might sound simple, the series includes abandoned items that have been accumulated over the course of 10 years. Rosenthal’s inspiration was to remind us that there is beauty even in trash and, less subtly, that there is a whole lot of trash in the oceans. Read the rest of this entry »