The Periodic Table Of Swearing

 
 
 





Jon Link and Mick Bunnage are writers, illustrators and cartoonists, and well known as the creative minds behind Modern Toss. One of their well-received works of art include the Periodic Table of Swearing (originally available in the form of a giclee print, a printed towel and magnets) is now available in the form of an interactive coffee table (yes, a piece of furniture) thanks to a partnership with Clay (a design and production company that turns conceptual design ideas into a reality).

The Periodic Table of Swearing is a machine with more than 100 brightly coloured buttons which unleash hilariously creative “bad words” when pressed. The cuss words vary in nature from tamefully offensive to quite wickedly jaw-dropping. The machine itself comprises more than 100 meters of cabling, and 300 soldered joints from laser-cut MDF. The fruit machine buttons were carefully chosen after much deliberation about a touch-screen option, but in the end, the tactile quality of the machine is what makes it a hit. In an interview with Wired.co.uk, Adrian Ward (co-founder of Clay) said “Pushing a button and getting a sound is one of the simplest, most enjoyable forms of interaction we could think of. The swearing is a bonus.” We couldn’t agree more.

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  3. i want to buy this for @sutterink and @kateylous for Xmas. think of the hours of fun, y’all. http://t.co/mm7SDIAE

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  6. The Periodic Table of Swearing: http://t.co/VfbQmmub – Literally a table. Literally awesome.

  7. @goddessdeeva Saw this and thought of you :) http://t.co/1uJha5xA

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  9. “The periodic table of swearing” – I doubt the #PTABannedList was this creative =p http://t.co/jSalSL1M

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  14. Laughing so hard I almost fell off the sofa. I blame my brother. http://t.co/JoU6LXQ5

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  17. David (@DTL) wrote:

    @robmanuel Xylophone Buggery! It’s a real-life Buffy’s Swear-o-tron http://t.co/DW3IURzj

  18. If anyone would like to get me one of these I’d love you long time. http://t.co/b7fjzcrN

  19. John wrote:

    Pretty stupid and bad taste. Too bad he didn’t have more brains to be more creative and come up with something better after investing so much time doing a good button and finishing layout.

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  24. gbin (@gbin) wrote:

    My coworkers need a French version of those :) http://t.co/dhAw6Rw5 http://t.co/tXspesWv

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