Here’s the Concept
Recently, GeekDad contributor John Baichtal, wrote a blog post discussing what acclaimed director, writer, and producer JJ Abrams calls a mystery box.
As the story is told, it started as a simple cardboard box secured with packing tape and decorated with a giant question mark on one side. The box contained an assortment of magic tricks Abrams purchased from the Lou Tannen Magic Store as a kid, but for some reason, he’s never opened it. For Abrams, the love of the mysterious unknown exceeds any value the magic tricks could provide.
Baichtal’s good friend and Maker, John Park, decided to create a personalized mystery box for his friend. Using wood and an Epilog Zing 24 laser engraving/cutting system, Park created a customized and very memorable gift.
Inspired by the creativity, uniqueness and, well, mystery of it all, Epilog Laser and WIRED’s GeekDad have teamed up for the Mystery Box Challenge and the winner receives a laser engraved iPod Touch from Epilog!
- One entry per person, but other than that, get creative!
- Use any material, no size limitations, etc.
- Please keep the designs/décor PG (nothing too risqué!)
- Entry must be submitted before the end of the day on September 30th, 2009
Here’s how to enter:
- Send photos and a short description of your mystery box (50 words or so) to email@example.com. We’ll post them on the Epilog site and share with GeekDad.
- Make sure to put “Mystery Box” in the subject line.
- Include your name and full contact information.
- Entries that don't contain the information above will not be included.
The Mystery Box Challenge is no longer accepting submissions. The winner will be announced October 6.
What will yours look like?