golden gate bridge recreated from 25,000 ploom vaporizers
golden gate bridge recreated from 25,000 ploom vaporizers golden gate bridge recreated from 25,000 ploom vaporizers
aug 03, 2013

golden gate bridge recreated from 25,000 ploom vaporizers

golden gate bridge recreated from 25,000 ploom vaporizers
all images courtesy of vault49




new york based design collective vault 49 used over 25,000 electronic cigarette pods in the recreation of a massive golden gate bridge vista. in conjunction with a series of campaigns for ploom, a brand of electronic cigarettes, the designers wanted to create an art piece that would draw on the brand’s san francisco roots, reinforcing its creative clout.


the team of designers came up a numerical system to allocate where the colored pods would be placed, then individually fixed and glued each one onto the sticky surface. when viewed close-up, the vibrant pods are singular elements, as if digitally pixelated — but from a distance, the overall chroma creates a massive landscaped image of the golden gate bridge. the finished artwork travels the world to accompany ploom parties and events.



ploom pod art – making of
video courtesy of vault49



a full view of the san francisco piece



designers individually place electronic pods onto the surface



a numbered system determined which color was to be placed

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