Current Issue
This Month's Print Issue

Follow Fast Company

We’ll come to you.

1 minute read

Image of the Day

See the Largest, Longest 3-D Street Painting Of All Time

A team led by Chinese artist Yang Yongchun assembled the Guinness World Record-breaking largest, longest 3-D street painting. This thing is enormous.

  • <p>World's largest and longest 3D street painting which occupies an area of 2737.5 square meters made its debut in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province on June 11, 2014.</p>
  • 01 /03

    World's largest and longest 3D street painting which occupies an area of 2737.5 square meters made its debut in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province on June 11, 2014.

  • 02 /03
  • 03 /03

Some of the best street art actually occurs on the streets themselves, and a new example from China is taking this phenomenon to extremes.

A team led by renowned Chinese artist Yang Yongchun recently helped assemble the world’s largest and longest 3-D street painting. Surely you're aware of the typical 3-D street paintings that make it appear as though whoever is walking upon them is defying gravity in any number of interesting ways. Picture that but blown up to nearly a quarter mile, and covering over 26,910 square feet, and you're there. The Guinness World Record-breaking "Rhythms of Youth" took 20 days to complete on the campus of the Communication University of China, and it depicts a netherworld of tall buildings and narrow mountains just beneath the surface.

The anamorphic art is meant to be viewed from a specific perspective, but from just about any perspective, it's friggin' huge.

H/t to Oddity Central

Slideshow Credits: 01 / Photo by CFP;