San Francisco recently hosted its third annual CANstruction exhibition, in which local design and engineering firms used nearly 30,000 cans of food to create a stunning variety of sculptures inspired by classic video and board games. This year's theme was “From CANdyland to WoW”, and the event featured a variety of takes on classic games ranging from roulette and Plinko to Donkey Kong and Duck Hunter. Best of all, every single can was donated to a local food bank after the exhibition's close.
This year's CANstruction exhibition was part of the Architecture and the City Festival, and it was displayed in the atrium of the downtown Rincon Center, a popular lunch spot for office workers in San Francisco's Financial District.
The yearly event seeks to highlight the creative talents of local organizations while working towards a positive goal.
This sculpture features a life-sized Skee Ball game created from cans.
One display featured a Plinko game created entirely from different varieties of canned food.
This detail of the Plinko sculpture shows how tuna cans formed a decorative element of the final design.
This year's theme sought to catch the eye of the viewer while also drawing attention to the ongoing problem of hunger. This "Hungry Hungry Hippos" sculpture makes a play on words.
One sculpture was a take on the classic video game Donkey Kong - except created from cans.
When it was time for the exhibit to come down at the conclusion of the Architecture + The City Festival, the dismantled CANstruction displays yielded almost 30,000 cans of food that were donated to local food banks.