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Giants.

July 18, 2012

Maybe you guys can help me…a few years back I went to the Johannesburg Art Festival and saw giant pencils |(like the ones below) and erasers for sale that an artist from Cape Town (I think) had made. They were just too magical for words and I was on the verge of buying one until I was convinced by a friend not to because they just couldn’t understand what I would need a giant HB pencil for.

I’m so sad I didn’t buy it and last night I went looking around on the net to try see if I could find out who the artist is so I could mail to ask if they by any chance have one stashed away under their bed for me. Do any of you know the person who makes/made them?

Along my net travels I came across other giant things that I would very easily give a home too, granted it would be easier if I lived in a castle of some sort, but I would make a plan. Aren’t they just too lovely.

 

Source

This giant spinning top, that actually works was made by Rachel Gant

Giant Paper Clip Radiators by Scirocco Prodotti – Genius

Giant Bike comb rack by Knowhow shop

Giant House of Cards Sculpture by Fletcher Vaughan

Giant office stationary that were used as room dividers.

Giant lamp

These awesome photos were taken on the Universal Studios set of “The Incredible Shrinking Man”

 

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  • @DieOranje_Skaap+Tunet+Jordaan July 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Love this!
    What about a tiny things post?

  • Nicole July 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Oversized things = awesome!

  • angie July 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

    @DieOranje_Skaap+Tunet+Jordaan I just might have to do that 🙂

  • Lize July 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

    The giant paperclips are MINDBLASTING! Me wanty!

  • Monique July 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Loooooove the giant paperclips! Awesome:)

  • Kate July 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Angie,

    I think the pencils may be by my friend Ceri Muller. She made a whole collection of giant stationery for her Honours Art project at Michaelis. I’ll get her email address for you.

    x

  • Jess July 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    You should check out Claes Oldenburg’s work. It’s incredible!
    Happy birthday by the way!
    x

  • monique July 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

    While studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, one of the final-year students made a MONUMENTAL pick-up-stix sculpture from wood. It was insanely bizarre – if I can find the pic I will email it to you, and I will email you Ceri’s email address 🙂