Offbeat

By Charles Wade-Palmer


A man has covered his city in googly eyes to turn the most dull objects into hilarious characters.

Adam Petersson, 28, from Uppsala, Sweden who is a student, DJ and freelance soundtech decided to brighten up the dark winter months by bringing everything around him to life.

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Adam has enjoyed watching people’s reactions to smiling bins and animated drain pipes as much as he did sticking the googly eyes to anything which looked like it had a mouth.

Adam said: “This winter felt like it would never end, even though I just got a new girlfriend and was happier than ever.

“I ordered a couple of hundreds googly eyes online from China which were really, really cheap and I started carrying a couple with me everywhere I went.

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“Very early on I walked past a pipe I’d ‘eyebombed’ earlier and met a couple of kids and their father who were giggling so badly, thinking it was totally hilarious. Even the father seemed to enjoy it.

“I remember telling my girlfriend,  ‘This exact moment made it all worth it, just this is good enough for me.”

No tree, lamp post or ticket machine in the city of Uppsala which looked remotely like it shared human features, has been safe since Adam ordered googly eyes online.

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Adam has proven that all it takes is a pair of googly eyes to transform a hole in a wall into a shocked face, capturing the imagination of passers by.

Adam said: “The biggest problem was probably the very few light hours every day, it was really hard to get a good shot when all I had was a iphone 6s with a broken screen.

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“I like to walk through streets I haven’t gone down in a while, always looking for a good spot to make something look more alive.

“I’ll be walking with my girlfriend and constantly interrupt conversation to stop and glue something.

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“I’m so glad I’m with someone who won’t even question this weird weird habit, she’s great.

“I had no idea my little project would blow up like this. I’ve been responding to mails from a Latin American site, China, Japan and one Arabic this morning.

“Eyebombing has been a phenomenon since the invention of googly eyes but I guess I got lucky.”