Make finds the key to a boggling installation

London design group Make claims to have created the ‘biggest keyboard in the world’, following the completion of some innovative artwork for PR and communications company Hill and Knowlton.

Jonathan Thomas, Tim Fishlock and Louisa Raven spent three painstaking months ‘cannibalising’ 450 computer keyboards and removing

40 000 individual keys. They then assembled the keys on an acrylic panel for the atrium of Hill and Knowlton’s office in Holborn, London. The finished panel measures 6.5m by 2.5m.

‘Hidden in the striking pattern of multicoloured letters and numbers are more than 400 words. Many of them, such as “boondoggle” or “snollygoster”, were chosen for their offbeat flavour,’ explains creative director Fishlock.

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