Giraffe Made Out of Books

In 2009, artist Jean-Michel Rubio designed a 6 feet tall giraffe made out of 3000 paperbacks and had it installed on the Canebière in Marseille, France. In 2010, the giraffe was used as a terminal book exchange. After surviving the winter in 2010, however, the giraffe made of books was burned down to ashes by vandals.

Still, it's awesome this existed. I wonder how long it would have survived if not for the vandalism.

Link (Translated) via Le Chat Mots | Photographer: Ange

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Just as a follow up, this giraffe has been replaced by a mum giraffe and a baby giraffe. They are located close to where the original Zarafa stood and they are a book exchange spot.
(you can see them on here, for example, )
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