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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Update: Biggest Drawing in the World (using GPS and DHL)

It’s been confirmed as a hoax, as many commenters suggested.

But after bloggers pointed out holes in Nordenankar’s claim, DHL confirmed to the Telegraph that the artwork was an “entirely fictional project”.

A spokeswoman said they had allowed him to film in their Stockholm warehouse as part of a college project, on the understanding that the work went no further than his art school. The GPS package was never sent around the world.

DHL now intends to contact Nordenankar to get him to clarify the origins of his work on his website.

- The Telegraph (UK)

—- original post 5/22/08———
The story goes this was a student’s final art project, a self-portrait. He sent a GPS device in a suitcase in a preplanned route around the via specifically selected routes. Those routes were traveled in 55 days by DHL.

Some speculate DHL is behind the viral story.

via Commercial Archive

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/27 at 08:21 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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