I'm not one to typically talk trash, but this morning I stumbled onto something I thought you might enjoy -- or at the very least, get a chuckle out of.
What started as a fun challenge between artist Justin Gignac and a fellow co-worker has now become a lucrative business for Gignac !
Seems Justin set out to prove just how crucial package design is in selling a product, so he turned to the unlikeliest of things that would ever sell: garbage off the streets.
Gignac tapped his artist sensibilities and created the NYC Garbage Cube --
and sold them for $50.00.
You read that correctly.
He now has a website -- aptly named NYC Garbage.
Gignac has even created "specialty garbage cubes" from special events like political conventions, opening day at Yankee Stadium and even St. Patrick's Day in Dublin (well, so in that case, I guess it isn't technically NYC garbage).
I'm thinking his nay-saying co-worker got the point.
If you package it right, even call it art, you can sell even -- garbage.
Know anyone who is hard to buy for?
The holidays are coming -- maybe this is your answer!
All photos courtesy of Justin's site, NYC Garbage.com