In a truly global work of art, Guinness World RecordsTM-holding GPS artist Yassan has created a massive, international artwork around the theme of world peace and in the process, is attempting to break his own record for the largest GPS drawing for the world to share.
With the help of Japan Airlines Co., Ltd and select member airlines of the oneworld® alliance, Yassan’s latest project covered over 65,700 miles (105,734 km), beginning in Tokyo and ending in Mexico, traveling through 6 continents and 24 cities, creating a planetary-scale GPS holiday message for the world. The finished piece of GPS art spells “PEACE” across the planet.
Creative agency STORIES® produced a documentary video holiday card containing images of Yassan’s journey and the people and places he encountered along the way to help send Yassan’s message of peace around the world.
In 2010, Guinness verified Yassan’s previous work as the world’s largest GPS drawing, where he spent 6 months traveling 4,451 miles across Japan to propose to his girlfriend. The image spelled out “MARRY ME” across the length and breadth of Japan’s three main islands, with a heart covering the northern island of Hokkaido. She accepted his proposal!
In order to create his GPS drawings, Yassan carries an iPhone and GPS tracker that records his location data as he travels. He then uploads this information to create a drawing on a map.