Shame on you, Spirograph

Who knew toy giant Hasbro could be such a purveyor of false hopes?

Much like peewee sports, geometric drawing toy Spirograph has only ever fed children’s delusions of skills they’ll never have. Particularly after witnessing what Singaporean spiraling maestro Chan Whee Chong can do with a single spiral line and a Faber Castell pen—sans stencils.

And sans mistakes. It’s taken the 33-year-old Chong (by day an art director at Hamburg design studio Kolle Robbe) months to complete the fingerprint-esque treasures below, after having to start over each time he made an error. Holy mindfuck, right?

Splendid idea for a pen ad to boot, commissioning a crazy talented artist to make badass shit and singularly reproduce masterpieces like da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, van Gogh’s Self-Portrait and Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring with your product. So nice work on that.

~ by zactopia on November 19, 2011.

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