This Master Lock is a patriotic tribute that was available shortly after September 11th. A portion of the proceeds from the lock sales benefited the American Red Cross. An example of a household object that reflects September 11th, this object doesn't directly reference the Twin Towers. It is clearly linked to the impact of September 11th. This is another example of a product that invokes a corporate sales pitch.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This charm bracelet was created by Kirks Folly. Clearly a tribute to September 11th, this bracelet has a variety of charms (such as a I love NY charm, a twin towers tribute, and a 9/11 charm). An interesting jewelery piece, this object is probably geared towards younger adults or teens. This object does seem to impart the goal of a charm bracelet by imparting a message of remembrance. Overall, a very interesting tribute example.
Monday, December 22, 2008
A new addition, this box of tissues is made by Laurel. The box features the Twin Towers framed by an American flag. The box features a number of patriotic messages, and also mentions a donation to the relief effort. This object is one of the best examples of a household item demonstrating the impact of September 11th. It is an interesting message this box of tissues imparts. A box of tissues is connected to sorrow and mourning, which is exactly what 9/11 invokes. Overall, one of the most unique tributes I've seen, and a supporting example that no event has had a greater impact on material culture than September 11th.