This Grotesque Sculpture Is a Car Crash Warning to Us All

Australia's Transport Accident Commission Created a Sculpture of a Human That Can Withstand Injury

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Australia's Transport Accident Commission has chosen an unusual way to warn people of the damage they can do to themselves in a car accident; it's redesigned the human body.

It commissioned a sculptor, Patricia Piccinini, together with a trauma surgeon and a car crash investigator, to create "Graham," a sculpture that's meant to represent what a human body would look like if it was designed to withstand a car crash. His features include a flat, flabby face, tough skin, a barrel-like chest and a torso like an airbag.

Australians can see the artwork in the flesh at Victoria's State Library until Aug. 8, but you can also explore the grotesque "Graham" in 360 degrees at the campaign website, where you can find out exactly what kind of injuries a car accident would inflict on a normal body.

The agency behind the campaign was Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.

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Jul 21, 2016
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Transport Accident Commission
Creative Chairman:
James McGrath
Executive Creative Director:
Ant Keogh
Creative Director:
Stephen de Wolf
Creative Director:
Evan Roberts
Tom McQueen
Art Directors:
George McQueen
Managing Partner:
Lee Simpson
Group Account Director:
Naomi Gorringe
Account Director:
Kate Joiner
Senior Planner:
Matt Pearce
Executive Producer:
Sonia Von Bibra
Digital Producer:
Allan Ngo
Print Producer:
Nicholas Short
Steve Pratt
Digital Designer:
Jess Ramsey
Sr. Front End Developer:
Sylvain Simao
Jacob Hutchings
QA Tester:
Sunny Sehgal
Nichola Patterson
TAC Media and Communications
Senior Business Manager:
Tim Holman
Business Manager:
Jake Ford
Ben Sewell
Production Company:
Flare Communications
Director of Photography/Cinematographer:
Drew Dunlop
Director of Photography/Cinematographer:
Tom Marley
Director of Photography/Cinematographer:
Sam Coates
Post Production Company:
Tom Marley
Raphaela Lee
Music Production Company:
Level Two Music
Music Composer/Arranger:
Byron Scullin
Adrian Lander
AR Developer:
Airbag Productions
Airbag Productions
Creative Technologist:
Steven Nicholson
Managing Partner:
Adrian Bosich
Nick Venn
3D Team:
Pat Gavin
3D Team:
Adam MacGowan
3D Team:
Dmitrij Leppee
3D Team:
Tim Murphy
3D Team:
Justin Imhoff
AR Team:
Leigh Mannes
AR Team:
Rob Caparetto
AR Team:
Paul Stapelberg

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