This summer starting either next weekend or the follow weekend this very fly swatter will be part of a free mini golf project on Governors island. A fellow friend and creative director, Jason Lucas and I wanted to do something different so we ask metal fabricator, Bob Seetin to help us build our idea. Here’s some info about the golf course http://figmentnyc.org/2009/figment-2009/city-of-dreams-minigolf-course/ We first had to submit an idea to figment. It was based on the theme insect so we met up and started to brainstorm ideas. The fly swatter stuck in our heads the most because of it’s function and shape… mostly we knew it would be the cool idea to make.
We designed a simple illustrator model to show the Figment people and submitted it the last day it due. A week or two later Figment emailed us they were interested in our hole. They still wanted to see a better view of out very fly swatter so we had an artist render drawings.