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John T. Unger
Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur + Impossibility Remediation Specialist
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Smith, Lynn Adams. "Editor’s Pick." Princeton Magazine May-June 2015. Print. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at pressclips
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Old Glory is an American flag created from over 20,000 Budweiser bottle caps and was commissioned by Golden Voice and Budweiser for the 2015 Stagecoach Music Festival. Measuring ten feet tall by sixteen feet wide, for a total of 160... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Old Glory was a huge hit at the festival! Here's a little video of just some of the Instagram selfies taken with the flag. People lined up day and night to take their picture with Old Glory. One thing I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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My step-son Don drove the flag out to Indio, CA and helped me assemble it when we got there. I'd been very worried that the flag might be damaged by the vibration of a long road trip but it arrived... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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The trailer is here and it's install day! My studio assistant Jamie and I carry out the first of the big sections. Laying all the panels out and hoping that they fit easily into the framework as planned. My plan... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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The four main panels are finally finished! I'll add a few fill caps to the seams once it is installed at the festival, but for now, it's ready to travel. Now onward to make the bottom two stripes. To minimize... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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The stars are finished on panel two! A close up shot of the caps. I love the way this thing looks when you get up close and look across it at a low angle. Note that even though the copper... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Beginning the fourth panel. The first step is lining up the rows so that they match the edge of the last panel. This is slightly difficult because they're both 4 feet wide by 8 feet tall so it's quite a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Week Three. The first panel is done and the stripes are finished on panel two. I moved on to the third panel partly to give my hand a rest from bending the stars and partly so I could get video... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Marcie videotaped the first cap being nailed to the flag. Only 19,999 or so to go! The first couple rows of caps have been applied. Usually, I partially crimp all the caps so that they overlap and have no space... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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This is how 28,000 bottle caps arrived. The three boxes weighed 131.62 pounds altogether. I had no idea quite what to expect but rather thought the boxes might be a lot larger. It was fortunate that Budweiser donated the caps... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Cover art. Erbani, Francesco. Pompei, Italia. Milan: Feltrinelli, 2015. Print. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at pressclips
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Weber, Cheryl. "Outdoor Products." Custom Home Winter 2013: 52. Print. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at pressclips
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Stuart, Ryan. "Where There's Fire." Cottage Life Summer 2015: 78-84. Print. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at pressclips
"Castles." Epic. 30 Oct. 2013. Television. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at pressclips
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Recio, Belinda. "Playing with Fire— Artist John T. Unger's Beautiful and Functional Firebowls." Organic Spa Magazine May-June 2015: 44-45. Print. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at pressclips
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 55, 2011 plywood, primer, bottle caps, vintage car steel, copper nails 20" x 50" x 1.5" The city of Lincoln City, OR commissioned this Fish and a 41 inch Waves O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 54, 2007 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled bronze sheet, copper nails 26" x 55.5" x 1.5" This bottle cap mosaic fish was a commission to recreate as closely as possible Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 53, 2011 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled copper roofing, copper nails 20" x 50" x 1.5" This bottle cap mosaic fish is made from Corona and Corona Light bottle caps. The fins and tale are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 52, 2011 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled car body, copper nails 20" x 50" x 1.5" This fish is made from Blue Moon, Maine Root and Michelob Ultra bottle caps. The fins and tale are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 50, 2011 plywood, primer, bottle caps, spatula, dust pan, antique rake, copper nails 20" x 55.5" x 1.5" Commission loosely based on Fish numbers 4 and 5. This bottle cap mosaic fish is made from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 49, 2009 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled copper roofing, copper nails 20" x 50" x 1.5" This Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish is made with Budweiser and Budweiser Select caps. This was commissioned for a 50th... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 48, 2008 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled copper roofing, copper nails 12" x 40" x 1.5" This bottle cap mosaic fish is made from a mix of blue bottle caps with a white face made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 47, 2008 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled car body, copper nails 20" x 50" x 1.5" This fish is made from Heineken, Bud Light and Becks bottle caps. The fins and tale are cut from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio
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Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 26, 2006 plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled vintage car steel, copper nails 12" x 40" x 1.5" This bottle cap mosaic fish is made from two different styles of Bud Light bottle caps. The fins... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at John T Unger Artist's Portfolio