With the help of a GPS device and DHL, Erik Nordenankar created the biggest drawing in the world: a self-portrait in a planetary etch-a-sketch scale measuring approximately 40,000 km2!
17th of March 2008, I sent away a briefcase containing a GPS device with the express transportation company DHL. I gave them exact travel instructions, where to go an in what order. 55 days later the briefcase returned to Stockholm. The GPS automatically recorded the briefcase's journey around the world. The information was downloaded to my computer and gave me my drawing. Due to the GPS drawing technique and the magnitude of the drawing, the self portrait has to be made in only one stroke. That giant stroke passed through 6 continents and 62 countries, thus becoming 110 664 km long.
Now, fake or not (kind of hard to believe a DHL plane making those curly flight paths for the hair and so forth), it's still a cool idea! :)
DHL confirmed to the Telegraph that the artwork was an "entirely fictional project". A spokeswoman said they had allowed him to film in their Stockholm warehouse as part of a college project.