These funky creatures have rapidly become part of Mr. Jones’ already well-established and original Tengu product line. The Allstars, according to Mr. Jones, ‘wear their love of music with loud and massive hairstyles’, they also come with a selection of complimentary accessory stickers, to compliment their ‘look’.
They live by your computer and react to auditory signal (music, your voice, the dog barking, a telephone – whatever sound they can hear around them). The louder the sound, the more frantically their faces animate. Tengu All Stars connect to the USB port of your computer for energy, they are otherwise very self-sufficient not requiring any additional software on the host machine. They are both Mac and PC compatible. Rotten, Stardust and Woodstock will swing into action inside the Tenderproduct Windowspace and passers by will be invited to watch their collective performance, singing, sleeping, and making amusing Tengu facial expressions.
Crispin Jones’ work explores the social impact of new technology. Since 2007 he has focused on the production of his own lines of products. He graduated with an MA in Computer Related Design from the RCA in 2000, since then he has designed for Casio Research, Philips Design and IDEO London. Jones has also worked independently and in partnership (as one half of Robson & Jones) on interactive projects for The BBC, Tate Modern, The V&A and The Science Museum. Alongside the commercial design projects he has produced more experimental works that have been exhibited internationally at Salone Del Mobile, Milan (2005 & 2007), at 100% Design Tokyo (2006), and at the exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind” at MoMA, New York (2008). Jones has been a prize winner at the Prix Ars Electronica (2002), and the Grand Prize winner at the Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (2003).
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