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This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy subverts the traditional piggy bank. The user rears the pigglet to fatterned pig by saving coins. They decide when to slaughter their pig and cash in. The growing physical presence of the pig reinstates money as a tangible commodity. Being personally responsible for giving form to their piggy the user may decide more carefully when and how to spend.

Prehaps more suited to the budget of the younger consumer, this could be used as an educational toy.

Working prototype designed and built by Becky Miller.

Materials: slip-cast latex.
Year: 2007