These tape installations took GRIT

Take a close look at these photos. There isn’t any trick photography or computer graphics going on here. That’s a tape installation done in real space by artist Stephen Doyle of Doyle Partners. The photos were used by New York Times magazine to illustrate different traits being taught at KIPP Infinity middle school in Manhattan. Each photo took about six hours of taping by seven tapers and roughly four weeks of planning.
Once you know that, you can spot the texture of the tape in the letters, but we still had a hard time wrapping our heads around the process of the installation. Fortunately, there’s a slick video at the bottom that shows how they did it.

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