Dezeen have got together with Croatian design and communication agency Bruketa&Zinic OM to give away five copies of their limited-edition picture book Spam Jam.
Bruketa&Zinic OM trawled the contents of their spam folders to create this illustrated book based on the bizarre offers, requests and proposals that the emails contained.
Split into three sections - Spam Data, Spam Messages and Spam Future - the book is printed with a range of different paper stocks and inks.
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Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
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A new book from Bruketa&Zinic OM, a limited edition designers’ picture book published by Igepa
You could easily have a big winkie, a girl from Kentucky who loves you and 10 million bucks from a friendly banker from Nigeria – if only your computer wouldn’t classify such lifetime offers as junk mail.
What do we really expect from life? How do we imagine the world? Every day, in existential endeavors and unrestrained by moral boundaries of their local community, millions of spammers send messages to unknown people all around the world, containing offers they believe will inspire their most hidden desires. Does junk folder hide a real image of human race? Who are we, really, stripped bare of moral categories?
Bruketa&Zinic OM Agency peeked into a forgotten junk mail folder and created a limited edition designers’ picture book titled Spam Jam for Igepa, picturing a world we secretly yearn for. The book has 52 pages and it contains original illustrations. It is printed on Igepa paper and divided thematically into three parts: Spam Data, Spam Messages and Spam Future. Spam Data abounds with various, more or less well-known facts about what spam is and what it most often promotes, and it also includes some spam statistics. Spam Messages contains various representative spam messages and Spam Future wraps up the story with a futurist vision of spam seen by the authors of the book.
Nebojsa Cvetkovic, art director and illustrator in Bruketa&Zinic OM said: "In a Spam Jam world you could be in top form in less than a month, with a perfectly chiseled body, a large penis and a pile of gold that you would buy at a terrific bargain. Surely you would live to be a hundred because of all the fantastic products that are offered. And all of that from the comfort of your armchair. All you need is an email address. No wonder that the term "spam" comes from one of the Monty Python's Flying Circus sketches. It is totally appropriate."
The Bruketa&Zinic OM Agency deals with branding, design, advertising and digital communications, and for their work they have been rewarded with more than 300 international awards including the Art Directors Club New York, Cresta, Clio, London International Awards, Epica, European Design Awards, and many others. To the general public they are known for a cookbook that must be baked before use and the annual report that glows in the dark.
Congratulations to our winners! Isobel Goodacre in the UK, Lindsay Sochar in the USA, João Pedro Vasconcelos Noronha Dias in Portugal and Michael Martin and Florian Baumgartner in Germany.
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