A Place to Store Hope

Lucky Penny Piggy

THE VALUE

Historical

Analysis

Sense of

Humor

Less is

More

Shifting

Perspective

Use Design

to invite someone

to see a common object

through a new lens.

the CHALLENGE

With history as a guide, let American Presidents and Politics inform the project.

the INSPIRATION

Research

Design

Develop

Prototype

and Deliver

one WEEK

The

FACTS

A piggy Bank holds spare change,  

Typically saved for special occasions.

Quarters - Good for laundry or the Musee Mecanique in S.F.

       

Nickels - Store these for the apocalypse for melting and reuse 

 

Dimes - Twice as expensive but half as valuable as the nickel 

 

and Pennies - When found heads up,

IT'S GOOD LUCK!

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The LUCKY PENNY

Avoiding misfortune is as old as time. While superstitions may vary by culture, the deeply rooted belief that Fate can be coerced is universal.

(President + Superstition) • (Piggy Bank) = ?

the

FORM

President Obama     2009-2017

Obama loved basketball. Playing the court was his lucky talisman on polling days. Twice in 2008, he didn’t play - and in both games, he lost to Clinton. 

“WE DID NOT COME HERE TO FEAR THE FUTURE, WE CAME HERE TO SHAPE IT.”

General Shape will be like a basketball

the

SILHOUETTE

President Reagan     1981-1989

He was called “Dutch” as a kid because he was ‘cute and chubby’ with a dutch boy haircut. He used a psychic to set big events to coincide with psychically "good days."

“WE CAN’T HELP EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE.”

Cute and

Chubby Features

the

DETAIL

President Truman     1945-1953

Truman was a superstitious man. He held such strong belief in a lucky horseshoe that he had one installed over the door of the oval office. 

“AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IF YOU DON’T CARE WHO GETS CREDIT.”

Bend the Knee

to Show Off a

Horseshoe

the

INTRIGUE

McKinley wore a lucky carnation he'd give to kids, immediately replacing it thereafter. After passing one off, he was assassinated before replacing it in time.

“IN THE TIME OF DARKEST DEFEAT, VICTORY MAY BE NEAREST.”

President McKinley     1987-1901

Add the

Bullet Hole

the

MEANING

President Lincoln     1861-1865

“MOST FOLKS ARE ABOUT AS HAPPY AS THEY MAKE UP THEIR MINDS TO BE.”

Lincoln saw his death in a dream, via his reflection staring back at him. His assassination followed days later.          

Shrink it

to Hold only one Penny