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Ariel Schwartz

Massive Crate Man Lords Over Johannesburg

by , 06/10/10
filed under: Art, Recycled Materials

sustainable design, recycled materialscratefan, coca-cola, johannesburg, south africa, recycling, green design

All hail the Coca-Cola man of Johannesburg. This giant “Cratefan”, located at the fan park in Newtown, is built out of 2,500 Coke bottle crates. Cratefan weighs a whopping 25 tons and measures 54 feet tall. Designed for Coca-Cola by Animal Farm, the project was constructed using a skeleton of scaffolding. Coca-Cola says that Cratefan’s crates will be recycled at the end of his life, but we have to wonder: did Coke use all new crates to build this thing? We hope that’s not the case.

Via Notcot and Cherryflava

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  1. Giant Yellow Recycled B... December 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

    [...] robots were made of stacked beer crates – a material that External Reference has chosen many times in the past as part of their [...]

  2. microzen June 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Is this the robot from Digital Sweeties?

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