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Misprinted design book is cleverly transformed into a skateboard

In a printing error-turned-opportunity, what would have been wasted books were transformed into a beautiful product.
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Written by Beth Carter, Contributing Editor on

In a project spawned from a printing error in a book commemorating the last decade of work done by brothers Mauricio and Sebastian Lara of design firm EOS México, Mexican industrial design firm AGENT was invited to create something out of the hundreds of useless books.

In this error-turned-opportunity story, the Lara brothers invited 11 design firms to develop objects from their misprinted pages, giving each participant six to ten books.

AGENT, headed by industrial designer Alberto Villarreal, came up with a beautiful, and useable, skateboard made from the paper mixed with resin: EOSkate.

The design process, according to AGENT, was "non-linear," they played with the materials, the content and color of the pages, analyzed the properties of the paper and went from there. Because the book was dedicated to design, the end product is a colorful, graphic, and ingenious solution to what would have otherwise been a lot of wasted paper.

All of the participants showed their designs at the Comex showroom in Polanco, Mexico City.

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Images: Isaac Smeke, Alberto Villarreal


This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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