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Amazing crayon carvings… tick!

As a designer and creative I’m always looking for something different and new to stimulate the senses and inspire me to stay creative. It’s interesting to see what other project briefs agencies are working on, and how they resolve creative issues.

Whilst I was searching around the internet the other day, I stumbled across an interesting project for Nike. The sporting brand giant commissioned design agency Wieden +Kennedy , along with sculpture Diem Chau to create an amazing box set featuring beautifully hand carved crayons.

A metallic set of 66 Crayola crayons provided the humble, raw base with which to carve out some of the worlds most famous football stars as part of a World Cup 2010 promotion. I didn’t know that you could even buy metallic crayons, so this amazed me before I’d even seen the carvings. Unbelievably, Diem hand carved nearly 70 detailed crayons in a staggering 18 days.

Crayola Crayons

Crayola Metallic Crayons

Hand Carved Crayon Players (photos by Wieden & Kennedy)

Hand Carved Crayon Players (photos by Wieden & Kennedy)

Custom designed wooden inlay box (Photos by Wieden & Kennedy)

Custom designed wooden inlay box (Photos by Wieden & Kennedy)

Custom designed wooden inlay box (Photos by Wieden & Kennedy)

Custom designed wooden inlay box (Photos by Wieden & Kennedy)

Wieden & Kennedy are a high quality creative agency with offices and design studios across the globe, and you can see why when you look at the quality of these presentation boxes, and the creative concept which sits behind it.

As a design agency owner, I can’t help but feel a sense of envy, as we’d love to be involved in a project such as this.

More photographs and information on this project can be found on Wieden & Kennedy’s blog, or on Diem Chau’s aptly named “The Pleasure of Tiny Things” blog.

Following the success of these creative little figures, Diem Chau has been commissioned by others to create custom pieces based on the Crayola Crayon colour of your choice. Who knows, she may create one of you if you ask her nicely enough?! She’s a talented lady.

Private commission carving by Diem Chau

Private commission carving by Diem Chau

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