him

A website you can talk to, inspired by Spike Jonze's movie Her. Starring me as both the protagonist and the operating system.

him
him is a Google Chrome Experiment
Photography by Aaron Breetwor

Philosophy and Fucking in Vietnam

Cover design for my friend Isaac Simpson's debut book.

"Equal parts gritty travel memoir and coming-of-age parable, Philosophy and Fucking in Vietnam is an unapologetic snapshot of a unique and under-explored place and time."

Buy it on amazon

Kodak Times Square Billboard

An interactive billboard I conceived and designed while working at a big ad agency a few years ago. The first, and as far as I know, only Times Square billboard that let you control when your photo would appear on the screen by using your phone.

Winner / Best use of Out-of-Home / Maven Awards

BIG-ASS MESSAGE

The viral sensation, created in 2010.
Millions of messages served.
Perhaps the most useful single-serving website ever created.

BIG-ASS MESSAGE

B.A.M.

The app version of BIG-ASS MESSAGE turns your messages into GIFs that you can use in conversations or post online.

CAMCORDER FONT FAMILY

A typeface inspired by old consumer electronics. Originally created in 2008, but I've added lots of new glyphs to it over the years.

Camcorder Font Family

Screen Saver Supply is a start-up aiming to disrupt erupt the currently non-existent global designer screen saver market.

As the first and only serious player in this field we're already a dominant force to be reckoned with.
And thanks to our market-leading position we have put our own valuation at approximately $1MM.¹

----- or -----

Screen Saver Supply is an outlet for perpetualism (whatever that is) artworks by Bjorn Johansson (whoever that is).

It's also a most likely futile attempt at making money from digital creativity in a similar way that musicians make money², the plan being to release new collections of work on a semi-regular basis and then hoping that people will actually pay for it.




1. This number is taken out of thin air, as is customary when it comes to start-up valuations.
2. Hypothetically speaking, of course.



The best way to reach us is via email.
contact@screensaver.supply


In the unlikely scenario that you find something that could possibly be a bug, please report it to:
itsnotmeitsyou@screensaver.supply


We also have some social accounts that you're welcome to follow if you're so inclined.
Don't expect much activity though, because we don't have a Social Media Intern yet.
Screen Saver Supply on facebook
BMG.NYC on tumblr
Bjorn on twitter

Will it ever be possible to install your screen savers on Apple TV?

I'm assuming it will be. And I think it technically already is, but Apple just doesn't allow third party screen savers yet.
If you're into jailbreaking it might be as simple as putting the .saver files in the right folder, but I haven't tried it myself.

Will you ever release Windows versions of your screen savers?

Hopefully, yes. But not anytime soon.
All SSS screen savers are written in Swift, which is now an Open Source language, meaning that it should come to Windows eventually. Once that happens, maybe it'll be easy to create Windows versions. But then again, maybe it won't.

Are you planning to release more screen savers?

Yes. The next collection will probably focus on screen savers that tell time. And after that I might do a collection inspired by the Apostle Paul, tentatively titled The Screen Savers of Pablo.
And if it does become possible to install custom screen savers on Apple TV, I plan to release a collection of screen savers specifically designed to entertain people who are very stoned and can't find the remote.

My company/client want their own screen saver. Can you design one for us?

Sure. Email me and we can talk about it.


The best way to reach us is via email.
contact@screensaver.supply


In the unlikely scenario that you find something that could possibly be a bug, please report it to:
itsnotmeitsyou@screensaver.supply


We also have some social accounts that you're welcome to follow if you're so inclined.
Don't expect much activity though, because we don't have a Social Media Intern yet.
Screen Saver Supply on facebook
BMG.NYC on tumblr
Bjorn on twitter

Most of SSS's screen savers are available as free downloads, as long as you swear on your mother's grave that you meet any of the following criteria:


The best way to reach us is via email.
contact@screensaver.supply


In the unlikely scenario that you find something that could possibly be a bug, please report it to:
itsnotmeitsyou@screensaver.supply


We also have some social accounts that you're welcome to follow if you're so inclined.
Don't expect much activity though, because we don't have a Social Media Intern yet.
Screen Saver Supply on facebook
BMG.NYC on tumblr
Bjorn on twitter

SMPTE Color Bars

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Minimum OS X requirement
10.9 Mavericks

Screen Saver Options I originally created a version of this screen saver several years ago (using now outdated software) after seeing these standardized color bars appear for a brief moment in the beginning of the movie Cloverfield.

EXIT

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10.9 Mavericks

Screen Saver Options No other word in the English language speaks with such unchallenged authority as EXIT does. At least not in New York, NY, USA.

It's impossible to spend a day in New York without being advised by EXIT about where to go in case of an emergency at least a dozen times a day. And EXIT never lies. Because if EXIT were to lie, people's lives could be in serious danger. Hence, EXIT speaks the the truth. Perhaps not the whole truth, but definitely nothing but.

If you use this screen saver to let EXIT to spread it's authoritative gospel from your screen when you're not using it, you might someday actually help save peoples lives in case of a fire.

But if you're the kind of person who has a problem with authority figures, whether they're human or typographical, you might not think it's fair that EXIT is the only word that gets to hold such an exalted position. And maybe you would like to know how people would react if some other four-letter word spoke to them in the silent voice of EXIT.
If that's the case, look no further than where you're already looking, because this screen saver is here to help.

PS. For a fun game of work-related Russian Roulette, set the Sign Message and Arrow Direction to Random before leaving for lunch. If you get called into HR when you get back, you've lost the game (and maybe your job). If no HR, you may play again tomorrow.

PPS. Screen Saver Supply is not responsible if you lose your job by playing the game described above.

Mon Monogram

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10.9 Mavericks

Screen Saver Options What is luxury in the digital world?
Can the work I put into creating this screen saver be compared to the craftsmanship that goes into creating a Louis Vuitton bag?
Will I get sued for this?

Red/White Sticker(s)

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 10.11 El Capitan 

Screen Saver Options Inspired by the world famous Supreme Box Logo sticker that gets prime placement on so many people's laptops these days.

If you're not familiar with this sticker, you can see it at about 19 seconds into this Apple MacBook Air commercial titled Stickers from 2014.

Long Ago Time

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10.9 Mavericks

Screen Saver Options Lots of people seem to really like Star Wars. Also screen savers that tell time. So here you go.

Emoji Matrix

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10.9 Mavericks

Screen Saver Options This one is probably going to be the peoples' favorite. It's very colorful and fun to look at.
And I'm guessing a lot of people have never seen the Apple Emoji scaled up to these sizes before.

The SF Trilogy (Part 1)

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 10.11 El Capitan 

Screen Saver Options Apple's San Francisco typeface consists of 1585 glyphs. The UI Display version used in this work comes in nine weights, for a total of 14,265 glyphs.
The SF Trilogy of screen savers attempts to draw attention to the design of these glyphs by presenting them in ways very different than what they were designed for.

In the first part of The SF Trilogy, my goal was to abstract away the typographic meaning of the San Francisco glyphs and instead focus on the inheret beauty of the shapes that make up those glyphs.
To achieve this, the glyphs are scaled up, randomly rotated and displayed in alternating black and white (or white and black) in a 4x3 Shuffle Matrix.


*Includes SSS-007, SSS-008 & SSS-009

The SF Trilogy (Part 2)

I accept The Rules
Minimum OS X requirement
 10.11 El Capitan 

Screen Saver Options Apple's San Francisco typeface consists of 1585 glyphs. The UI Display version used in this work comes in nine weights, for a total of 14,265 glyphs.
The SF Trilogy of screen savers attempts to draw attention to the design of these glyphs by presenting them in ways very different than what they were designed for.

In the second part of The SF Trilogy, I decided to cast the San Francisco glyphs in the roles of old lead types, as a tribute to their ancestors.

The original idea for this one was to include texture options that would match the three MacBook finishes (Silver, Gold and Space Gray). But I couldn't even find good Gold textures, so I gave up on that idea for the time being.

The SF Trilogy (Part 3)

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Minimum OS X requirement
 10.11 El Capitan 

Screen Saver Options Apple's San Francisco typeface consists of 1585 glyphs. The UI Display version used in this work comes in nine weights, for a total of 14,265 glyphs.
The SF Trilogy of screen savers attempts to draw attention to the design of these glyphs by presenting them in ways very different than what they were designed for.

In the third part of The SF trilogy the glyphs are presented against bright tiles with colors taken from the Apple TV ads in an 8x6 Switch Matrix.
The thinking here was that the glyphs get to be 'stars' for a relatively short time until they even-tually fade into the background and get switched out for some other, interchangable glyph, like the actors on the shows you binge-watch using your Apple TV.

Teams of New York

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10.9 Mavericks

Screen Saver Options This screen saver gives you a great way to remind all those out-of-towners at your office which teams really matter, while you're over at the water cooler discussing last night's game. (Did you watch it?)

The Gold Standard Value Pack

OS X requirements The Gold Standard Value Pack includes our first
10 screen savers at basically no discount.

The purpose of the two Packs is primarily to give you a simple way to say Thank You to the SSS crew (which is really just one person) for not soiling the internet with yet another crowdfunding campaign for a project that could be completed by investing sufficent amounts of time rather than money, and at the same time help support the development of more unique screen savers.

As a bonus to anyone who's nice enough to support me by buying a Pack, I promise to send you some SSS vinyl stickers* that will look great on your laptop.

*Please note that at the time of this writing the stickers have not even been designed yet, so it'll take a few weeks before you get them.

The Overpriced Platinum Pack

OS X requirements
The Overpriced Platinum Pack includes our first
10 screen savers at a price less than $50 higher than if you were to buy them all individually.

The purpose of the two Packs is primarily to give you a simple way to say Thank You to the SSS crew (which is really just one person) for not soiling the internet with yet another crowdfunding campaign for a project that could be completed by investing sufficent amounts of time rather than money, and at the same time help support the development of more unique screen savers.

As a bonus to anyone who's nice enough to support me by buying a Pack, I promise to send you some SSS vinyl stickers* that will look great on your laptop.

*Please note that at the time of this writing the stickers have not even been designed yet, so it'll take a few weeks before you get them.