How could you not hug him?
The world’s largest group of freshwater lakes is almost completely covered in ice (88.4% to be more precise). Ice hasn’t been so widespread on the Great Lakes since early 1994. In the past four winters, the peak ice coverage was about 40% or less and a 40-year average is just over 51%, so you can see why this is such a big event.
Barcelona-based artists Javier Jabalera and Mon Castel worked in collaboration with 3D Neighbors to create this installation of the world burning in its entirety. “We were thinking of the best way to say goodbye to the earth if finally this 2012 is the last year before the apocalypse,” they said. Well, the world didn’t end, but their project is still pretty cool.
The two graphic designers inserted matchsticks into evenly spaced holes that they hand-drilled across a large, flat surface. The arrangement of hundreds of matchsticks with dark and light red tips formed a three-dimensional map of the world that reached out towards the viewers.