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Massive 440 Pound Tiger Rug Made From 500,000 Cigarettes
This 440 pound tiger rug is constructed of nothing but cigarettes. That’s right over 500,000 cigarettes were used to create the massive rug you see here. The project was the third installment in Bing’s famous Tobacco project which “explores global trade, packaging, marketing, and the irony of subliminal seduction in advertising for a potentially life-threatening product.” Bing has been heavily involved in tobacco related art projects for over a decade, and continues to mesmerize with projects such as this one.
Probably the only cool use of cigarettes.