Desk Job: A Design Guessing Game

Desk Job: A Design Guessing Game

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Janel Laban
Feb 4, 2009

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Wallpaper has just wrapped up a two year long project called Desk Job. In the back of the magazine each month was a photo of the imaginary desk of a well known person - the belongings are clues to the identity. We pulled a few from their retrospective of the series - take a look at each and try your luck at guessing who the workspaces are meant to represent...

We'll put the answers at the very bottom of this post, so you can scroll down once you are ready for the big reveal.

The photos were put together by Junior Interiors Editor, Amy Heffernan who answered a few questions about the series:

How did the idea come about? We wanted to have something a bit light-hearted on the backpage, something that could work as a game and include all areas that we cover in the magazine.

How did the process work? Once we agreed on a figure, I investigated as much as possible about them. After the detective work was done I tried to find design objects that also worked as visual clues, describing their character and work.

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From Left to Right:
1) Santa Claus
2) Damien Hirst
3) Martha Stewart
4) Ettore Sottsass
5) Richard Shultz

Visit Wallpaper to view the slideshow of all 23 Desk Job photos.

Photos: Wallpaper

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