This Is What 426,000 Discarded Cellphones Looks Like

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Because big numbers like 426,000 are tough to really picture, artist Chris Jordan portrays the number of cellphones discarded every day in the States. Note: This is merely a closeup of the full image.

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In addition to cellphones, this current exhibition includes light bulbs, oil drums, disposable batteries, prison uniforms, and much, much more. The gallery below contains a few examples, but check out his site for the full show, it's really astounding stuff (and often very clever). And for clarification, YES, OF COURSE THIS IS PHOTOSHOPPED. Nobody has 426,000 cellphones lying around for a photoshoot. [Chris Jordan via DVICE]

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Wait didn't Giz already do this story a few months back? I swear I remember seeing that light-bulb picture and the soda-cans one...