This Guy Collected Beijing’s Smog And Made It Into A Brick – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

This Guy Collected Beijing’s Smog And Made It Into A Brick


This Chinese artist took is upon himself to help the world understand just how polluted Beijing’s air has truly become. So in order to visualize the problem, he collected the air pollution with a vacuum and then formed a brick with is. Pretty gross, right?

h/t: theguardian


Chinese artist Wang Renzheng, known by his artist name as Jianguo Xiongdi, or “Nut Brother”, created the brick over a period of 100 days. During that time, he walked around with a vacuum and held the hose to the air. At the end of his collection period, Wang had over 100 grams of dust and smog on his hands.


“I want to show this absurdity to more people,” Wang said of his anti-smog campaign. “It’s not healthy. You have nowhere to hide. It is in the air all around us.”


Wang’s brick is a horrifying visualization of what so many Beijing residents are forced to deal with on a day to day basis.


And though Wang’s brick project means that China’s air has 100 grams less pollution then when he started, obviously one man with one vacuum isn’t powerful enough to solve the problem..


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

New Yorker Creates The Funkiest Staircase Ever, And It’s For A Good Cause
Artist Nick Gentry Makes Stunning Portraits Out Of Oldskool Floppy Disks
Amazing Surreal And Tribal Backpacks By Konstantin Kofta
This Wall Clock Changes Shape When You Walk Around It
Household Surrealism: Artist Helga Stentzel Uses Common Household Items to Create Surreal Forms
This Mom Makes Awesome Costumes, Masks And Toys Out Of Cardboard Boxes For Her Kids
Artist Creates Handmade Illustrations Using Only Strips Of Paper
French Florist Spends 15 Years Decorating His Shop With 800 Water Cans
Abandoned Church Transformed With Colorful Graffiti In Morocco
This Soviet Carpet Beach Towel!
16 Stunning Works Of Origami Art To Celebrate World Origami Day
Creative DIY Ideas To Hide The Wires In The Wall Room
City Of Shenzhen Honors Medical Heroes Who Have Returned Home From The Front Line
These Craftsmen Are Making Stunning Furniture And Art Objects Out Of Parts Of The Soviet And Russian Airplanes And Helicopters
Optical Illusion ‘Wet’ T-Shirts Show Off The Body You Worked So Little For
Baker Creates a Stunning 6ft Cake of Father Christmas Hugging an NHS Worker in Scrubs to Thank Hospital Staff for Their Work
Japanese Designer Makes A 'Street Debaters' Tool, The Real Social Alternative To Begging
The Craziest, Funniest, And Least Fashionable T-Shirts In Asia. Seriously.
An Immersive Lighting Installation Inside One Of San Francisco’s Most Important Religious Monuments
A Basketball Court Was Styled as a Malevich Painting in Paris
An Artist Duo Creates Miniature Post-Apopcalyptic Sculptures
Lucky Cat Underwear Will Bring Good Fortune To Your Crotch
Cats And Pop Culture – The Lovely Earrings By Catmadecom
Japanese “Sheer” T-Shirt Gives You The Body You Always Wanted