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Death Cab for Cutie bassist creates gigantic Skittles portrait of Marshawn Lynch (photo)


Among the several unconventional odes to Marshawn Lynch — this nightmare fuel balloon creation being arguably the most frightening (but let us not forget “Beast Mode” sausage — a rather large portrait of the Seattle Seahawks bruising running back done in the medium of Skittles has to be the most fitting, given Lynch’s love for the candy, not to mention his recent business partnership with the tasty treat.

The Skittles portrait was created by Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer. The indie band was formed in Bellingham, Wash., about 90 miles outside of Seattle, so it’s not surprising that the musician has an affinity for the Seahawks.

What is surprising, however, is the amount of time and effort the portrait must have required, not to mention the amount of Skittles needed in its creation. One can only imagine how many Skittles Harmer popped into his mouth during his work of candy art. Not being much of a Skittles fan, I would have been able to avoid massive consumption of the fruity discs, but say the candy medium had been M&Ms? A hand truck would have been required to prop me up to look upon the tasty artwork.

I imagine once Lynch learns of this amazing artistic ode, he just might bust out “Super Bowl champion dance.”

(more images available at boing boing, photo credit: Kate Harmer/Hum Creative)