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Inspirational Vending Machine Sells Quotations

Inspirational Vending Machine Sells Quotations
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Alice Wang's concept 'Quote Vendor' assembles quotes in categories like types of snack foods and people can pick a bottle and then open it for a short surprise message.

Emma Hutchings
  • 15 october 2012

The ‘Quote Vendor’ is a concept by Taiwanese designer Alice Wang that applies the idea of a vending machine to writing. Quotes are assembled in categories like types of snack foods and people can choose one of the plastic bottles and open it up for a surprise quote. designboom reports that the concept is informed by society’s hunger for ‘fast food’-style information.

Inspirational Vending Machine Sells Quotes

Quote Vendor came from the observation that in today’s society, we are becoming more accustomed to instant and short messages. Whether through text messages, or online so­cial platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, less people are willing to read long paragraphs, let alone having the patience to read through an entire book.

Inspirational Vending Machine Sells Quotes

A rolled up sheet of paper inside the bottles features a quote, book title, and author’s name. The experience of opening it is similar to the anticipation of opening a fortune cookie. Wang hopes the quote will inspire them to pick up and finish the rest of the book.

Inspirational Vending Machine Sells Quotes

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