There’s only one thing that occupies people’s minds around the world now and that thing is the 2010 world cup. So as the UK feels the full fever of football, over in Johannesburg they’ve constructed this Coca-Cola Man to celebrate the 2010 world cup.
This Coke Man was built out of 2,500 standard Coke bottle crates. It weighs 28 tons and is about 55 feet high, and is part of a recycling initiative. That is, after the World Cup is over, Coke Man will be reused and recycled – for what, we don’t know.
The Coca-Cola Man was designed for Coca-Cola by Porky Hefer of Animal Farm. And made possible by Lesley Perkes and Mark Sinoff of Art At Work Art management. The blocky design makes it look like voxels, which are basically pixels shown in 3D space. The sculpture is located in Newtown near Johannesburg at the fan park over there. Hopefully Cape Town cracks the nod to get one as well.
While this isn’t as impressive as the Mirror Man of Los Angeles, it’s still pretty amazing. We expect that they took adequate precautions to prevent this giant Coke Man from collapsing! [Animal Farm via Fubiz]