If rips and tears in trouser legs is considered cool looking, why couldn't we learn to like pre-damaged new cars? pic.twitter.com/l4WjaNJ2Pk— Steven M. Johnson (@jmnevets) December 18, 2014
Steven M. Johnson has a widely wandering mind. He's been an urban planner, a newspaper artist, and a trends analyst, among other careers. New ideas always draw his attention. He conceives of products that would benefit us all--or at least cunning marketers--if only they were put into action. For example, some people love to buy pre-damaged jeans. Wouldn't they also buy pre-damaged cars?
My hunch is that this concept already exists. Maybe it would be bewildering, suggesting that tasks are never ending. pic.twitter.com/3VwG57WxWx— Steven M. Johnson (@jmnevets) December 3, 2014
Spectator sports are satisfying to fans, who identify with a particular team or player. I find the games boring! pic.twitter.com/bD6IVl1Exu— Steven M. Johnson (@jmnevets) November 25, 2014
No one ever thought to hire me as a TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS EXPERT, but I seem to want to offer solutions anyway: pic.twitter.com/Mq4oqhPYfo— Steven M. Johnson (@jmnevets) January 7, 2015
Survivalists expect things will go bad in US cities. I suggest they wear a Bike Vest at all times, just in case. pic.twitter.com/INbXelohch— Steven M. Johnson (@jmnevets) December 6, 2014
By the way: Steven Johnson once had a regular column at Neatorama: the Museum of Possibilities. Check it out for more playful designs.