The Blue Ox Bar was a dive bar installation for XOXOfest in Portland, Oregon. Themed after the concept of “Paul Bunyan is a Portland hipster; runs a dive bar,” it is a moody and enthusiastic survey of logging tools, early American logging history and Bunyan detritus.
The installation was covered in various Paul Bunyan and logging camp detritus, such as tools, postcards, and bobbleheads.
Custom posters for a fake band named “Paul and Babe” were plastered over the installation - they’re a punk bluegrass band.
Custom camping mugs were designed for custom logging themed cocktails to be served in! They were also available for purchase as a souvenir.
A custom built and carved wooden coffee table patterned after National Forest signs, made for the lounge area of the bar!
These custom-built table lamps were made out of fake vintage hardware boxes, designed after the venue and festival.
Project Lead: Shing Yin Khor
Crew: Kory Bing, Jemma Salume, Isaac Salume, Monica Miklas