Biggest Drawing in the World

Erik Nordenankar had an interesting idea – to draw the biggest drawing in the world using nothing but a suitcase of GPS tracking device and the ever reliable DHL:

[On] the 17th of March 2008, I sent away a briefcase containing a GPS device with the express transportation company DHL. I gave them exact travel instructions, where to go and in what order. 55 days later the briefcase returned to Stockholm. The GPS automatically recorded the briefcases’s journey around the world. The  information  was downloaded to my computer and gave me my drawing. Due to the GPS drawing technique and the magnitude of the drawing, the self portrait had to be made in only one stroke. That giant stroke passed through 6 continents and 62 countries, thus becoming 110664km long.

And here’s the device he sent on voyage:

Can’t make it more like a ticking briefcase bomb, can you?

Anyway, for more videos head on to his site here.

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4 comments so far

  1. Gman on

    I saw this yesterday too, but it’s just a hoax:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2038701/'Biggest-drawing-in-world'-revealed-as-hoax.html

    Maybe somebody will do this for real now though…

  2. Gman on

    Ok, that long link goes off the page… maybe this one?

    http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/05/artist-says-he.html

  3. PhotoWatermarker on

    55 days by DHL will cost huge amount of money!

  4. Gems Sty on

    Haha, well as Gman mentioned, this is actually a hoax (DHL never did deliver the package as what the artist claimed). So probably no money incurred there!


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