Last week I was in Paris, and entering the courtyard of the Musée des Arts et Métiers (highly recommended–the small museums in Paris are fantastic), we were greeted by a bronze model of the Statue of Liberty, 1/16 the size of the final version. Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the creator of the Statue of Liberty, used this scale model to fabricate the actual Statue of Liberty. He first magnified the model to one that was four times larger, and then dividing the quarter-size model into sections that he enlarged another four times to their ultimate dimensions.
Inside the museum is a fascinating series of miniatures that depict the construction of the Statue of Liberty, complete with tiny workers on scaffolding.
My colleague Siqi reminded me that there is also a Statue of Liberty replica in Tokyo Bay. In fact, there is a wikipedia page about all the Statue of Liberty copies around the world.
PS In addition to the Statue of Liberty, Tokyo Bay also has a Gundam statue. Perhaps Paris or New York should consider a gundam too.
Utile designed onesies as part of the larger branding campaign for Blackstone Market – our proposed mixed-use market hall and apartment building on Parcel 9 fronting the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston. The graphic program was developed in collaboration with Nigel Smith of Kerr Smith Design in Toronto. Onesies come in pink/magenta (pictured), medium blue, and black.
I had the pleasure of flying Air France last week (eyemasks! ear plugs! plentiful wine!), and was quite taken with the graphics on the menus.