September 3, 2014
The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia exhibited Pastello - Draw Act this summer, a fun exhibit for kids exploring the limits placed on creativity by traditional crayon design. Created by Italian designers Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio, Pastello invited children to experiment with crayons of all different shapes and sizes, including a 15 pound sphere and a crayon "hat." These non-traditional designs encouraged children to think beyond their usual art and play by incorporating performance and sport into drawing. Check out Mathery's website for some incredible photos of the exhibition and watch the video below to see the design and manufacture of these unusual creative implements.