Inspiration: Thumbtack Mural

Inspiration: Thumbtack Mural

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Jessica Tata
Oct 15, 2009

This is an amazing idea for a truly striking effect with a simple medium...if you have a heckuva lot of time and patience (and at least 5 friends willing to help). Using only clear thumbtacks--albeit 100,000 of them in this case--this gorgeous typographic mural was created.

SwissMiss, always a source for things design that inspire, posted about this amazing mural made of pushpins at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Oregon. There is a video taken of the installation of this time consuming process, which is almost as interesting to watch happen as it is in its finished state.

We love the silvery effect that the pushpins have en masse, and are huge fans of the large scale of the type. While something in this size may not be a realistic DIY, we could absolutely see smaller scale applications of this technique. $20 worth of pushpins and some dedication could yield beautiful results...

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