Who needs a fancy red carpet when you could have a colorful carpet made of candy? This awesome 607-foot-long, 23-foot-wide carpet is made of 13 tonnes of candy covering 14,000 square feet along a sidewalk in Chengdu, China. Designed by graphic artists Craig Redman and Karl Maier, aka Craig & Karl, and curated by AllRightsReserved, the candy carpet was created as part of an event at the IFS shopping center called “Sweet At One,” meant to raise awareness about the plight of impoverished children in surrounding rural areas of China. 2000 volunteers helped place all of the candy, which was later donated to hungry kids and their families along with 15,000 meals.
Promoters dubbed this creation “the world’s largest candy carpet,” so we can’t wait to see someone break this record - and here’s hoping they invite us over to eat some candy afterwards.
Having worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Microsoft, Converse, MTV and The New York Times, NY based artist Craig Redman has worked with his partner Karl Maier to create works of art that have exhibited at the Louvre as well. Keeping things fluid, Redman continues with an exhibit called Protagonist that showed at two Slam Jam stores in Milan.
The artist presented a series of portraits in his usual colorful modern graphical style. On show were some prominent faces, including Kanye West, Woody Allen, the Pope, Terry Richardson, Lady Gaga, Takashi Murakami, LeBron James and others.
Craig Redman and Karl Maier live on opposite sides of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. They specialize in illustration, installation, typography, as well as character, editorial and pattern design.
Craig & Karl have exhibited across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre. They have worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Google, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Microsoft, Converse, MTV and The New York Times.
This is their last work toghter, an immersive mural created for the underground carpark of a private residence in Sydney, Australia.