ccPhone by Tobias Wong… I Call Bullshit.

This post is marked under the category of ‘Internet’. Why is that? Because it’s neither art, nor design, it’s pure bullshit. I’m tempted to make a category called bullshit, to call people out on things like this. I usually try and keep things on the positive end, but I can’t not say say something.

This is by far the most asinine thing I’ve seen in a while. Tobias Wong is known for his “outrageous antics”, and “questioning how we think of products”, but you have to be kidding me. All he’s done is made a matte black iPhone… how is that questioning anything at all?! But he also puts pictures on it, and you get the names and phone numbers of everyone who works for his company. And why does anyone need those? Is he selling it to his mother?

The icing on the cake is the price tag… a whopping $2000. So you can be one of the 50 lucky assholes who drops $2k on a piece of “art”? I think I’ll buy one, take a giant shit on it, and sell it for double as a one of a kind piece of shit.


8 Comments ccPhone by Tobias Wong… I Call Bullshit.

  1. Jeff October 29, 2007 at 8:45 PM


  2. bb October 29, 2007 at 9:54 PM

    it’s all about appropriation and the idea of found object artwork.
    like Duchamps toilet
    well.. that’s how i see it.
    i wouldn’t pay 2k for it. That movement died a long time ago.

  3. E to the P October 29, 2007 at 11:28 PM

    brilliant posting. what a moroon.
    maybe if he gutted it and made it
    into a speak and spell or strictly
    a clock or asteroids game.
    it could be a gps tracker that tells
    you the whereabouts of steve jobs
    at all times. anyways,
    making it matte black makes it look
    like every other phone.

  4. jon October 30, 2007 at 9:38 AM

    thank you. Tobias Wong gets so much praise/press for crap like this. thank you for calling it out.

  5. Steve October 30, 2007 at 11:19 AM

    Hmmm. But when Apple charges more for a color change it’s ok?

  6. Bobby S. October 30, 2007 at 1:02 PM

    Jeff: No good at all.

    bb: So then he’s biting Duchamp’s style, which was lame in the first place.

    Eric: I like the Steve Jobs GPS tracker idea!

    Jon: Yeah, he’s all over the stupid blogs right now, and everyone’s putting there nose firmly into ass.

    Steve: iPhone has more than one color? I missed that memo…

  7. JKim October 31, 2007 at 2:35 PM


  8. Call Me January 6, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Not another one? Can’t we pack this guy up and ship him back to Vancouver? It’s time for Wong to find originality because this emperor has had no clothes since it arrived in New York. Not longer even slightly interesting – BORING.

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