Rubik Totem

  • For: Offf Festival Book
  • Year: 2019
  • Type: Mixed Techniques
Rubik Totem - Six N.Five
Rubik Totem - Six N.Five

Offf festival 2019 invited us to participate their book called TOTEM. The selected topic was “Past” and they asked us to illustrate an element, a memory, or a place from our past that holds personal significance.

I feel the Rubik’s cube represents my past, mainly because of the way I used to play with it. I never had the ability, intelligence or perhaps the knowledge to solve it, and where I grew up, nobody near to me knew how to do it. So after thousands of failed attempts, I figured out my own way. I used to disassemble it taking out all small pieces from the main structure and them assembling them back to their initial position, a mechanical task that allowed me to see the Rubik’s cube solved.

A direct connection with a phrase I love from Calvin Coolidge: Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Credits

For Offf Festival 2019 – Totem Book
Concept and design by Six N. Five
Photo landscape from Adobe Stock

Talks

Lad 2016, Lima (PE)
Udem 2016, Monterrey (MEX)
Offf 2016, Barcelona (ES)
Congreso 4GN 2016, Bogotá (COL)
Showcase ITCH 2017, Guatemala (GUA)
Brief Festival 2017, Madrid (ES)
Offf TLV 2018, Tel Aviv (ISR)
Mesura Talks 2019, Barcelona (ES)
My Barrio Stories 2019, Barcelona (ES)
Offf x Blancfest 2019, Barcelona (ES)
VW T-Cross Creativity Fest 2019, Madrid (ES)
Domestikart 2019, Barcelona (ES)
Medellin Design Week 2019, Medellín (COL)
US By Night 2019, Antwerp (BEL)
Chic & Basic Hotel 2019, Barcelona (ES)
CaixaForum Talks March 2020 Palma de Mallorca, (ES)
CxF April 2020 Sevilla, (ES)
CxF Talks May 2020 Barcelona, (ES)



Press

iGNANT, Nowness, Instagram, Designboom, Sight Unseen, Frame Magazine, Gestalten, Icon Design Italy, Hypebae, Hypebeast, Etapes, Highsnobiety, Fubiz, METAL Magazine, Neo2 Magazine, Victionary, Deezen, VisualPleasure Mag, Arquitectura y Diseño, It’s Nice That, Yellowtrace, Stash, Motionographer, Adobe, Trendland, Vice, Vogue Spain, Hi-Fructuose Magazine, Viewpoint, Collater.all, El Pais, La Nacion, Domus Nova, Booooooom, AD Magazine.



Selected Clients

Apple, Burberry, Cartier, Cassina, Facebook, Givenchy, Hunter, Ikea, Massimo Dutti, Microsoft, Nike, Rimowa, Samsung, Space 10, Spotify, Uniqlo, Verizon, Yoox.
Bofill Arquitectura, Patricia Urquiola, McCann, W+K, Grey, BBDO, Leo Burnett.



Installations

2017 – Projection Installation w/Studio Urquiola x Ferragamo Palazzo Mezzanotte, Milan, Italy
2017 – Exploring Spaces of Tomorrow x Space10
London Design Festival, England
2017 – Sculptures w/Studio Urquiola x Cassina
Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2017 – Video projection collab x Nike w/ Unit9
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2019 Holo-Scandinavian Chair, Fuorisalone – Meet My Project,  Milan, Italy



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Artur de Menezes
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Simon Kämpfer
—3D Designer
Flor Clerico
—Producer

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