How a deteriorating Paul Bunyan giant is restored #ArtTuesday @ArtInsider
Joel Baker is the owner of American Giants, a company that finds and restores 1960s International Fiberglass giants. Recently insider.com posted how the team restores a Paul Bunyan muffler man.
Muffler men were large 20-foot advertising giants made in the early ‘60s by the International Fiber Glass Company. They were made to bring attention to businesses.
This particular muffler man was buried in the back of an old camping ground in Wisconsin and is estimated to be a 1964 model. When Baker first saw the figure, he noticed it had fallen forward, landing on its hands, which pushed its shoulders out and cracked them.
Once fully refurbished, the giant is taken to a location where it’ll be installed. The team takes a moment to admire their work. “[We] take time to appreciate all of our hard work in bringing another one of these giants back to life,” Joel Baker said.
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