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Diem Chau's Carved World Cup Crayons

Juxtapoz // Monday, 21 Jun 2010

Amazing crayon carver Diem Chau made a special World Cup edition of soccer players as commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy [Read our interview with them here] for Nike. “I had 18 days to make around 70 crayons, there was a week I slept 3 hours a night.”


Chau was asked to carve 66 crayons for Nike's promotion of World Cup 2010. “Eleven special recipients received these boxes,” explains Chau “I have no idea who got them, but I'm so jealous!”


Take a look at the full series. What's great is that Chau explains a bit about the history of each crayon along with the soccer player depicted.


More info on Diem Chau at

The crayons in their base.

Love how he kept a bit of the paper wrapping on the bottom

Robinho in Silver from Crayola. This color was introduced with Gold in 1949 in the 48 box set.

Franck Ribery in Gold from Crayola. The color was introduced in 1949 in the 48 box set.

Didier Drogba in Copper from Crayola. This color was introduced in 1957 and is Charles Schulz's favorite color from Crayola.

Cristiano Ronaldo in White from Crayola. Introduced in the Studio & School 12 box in 1903.

Fabio Cannavaro in Antique Brass from Crayola. This color was introduced in 1998 in the 120 box set.

Wanye Rooney in Timberwolf from Crayola. Introduced in 1993 in the Big Box of 96.

The contents: the wooden carrier also serves as the crayon's base.

The full set


If you haven't yet seen our Exclusive Interview with WxK of Wieden+Kennedy on the Filming Process of DIY America Movie Series, do so now here.




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