Posted in Events, Made It by cvydesign on April 21, 2010

Piñata Stare Down

Alright, another FD28 post. This one concerning the piñatas Curtis, Mike and I built to kick off the evening’s events. Along the same lines
as the medals, once we decided to make piñatas we knew they had to be huge and ridiculous. While using out bosses’ heads as subjects for
our doomed sculptures may have been inadvisable, there wasn’t any other option for us. It’s not the first time their likeness’ had been
smashed up in the name of Founder’s Day. This is a long post.

Secret Piñata construction

We spent a lot of time in this room, making messes. So much pizza was eaten here.


David looks like a sage here.

Finishing Touches

While we had all worked with Paper Mache, none of us had made a piñatas (that had actually been broken) before. We made the base of
the head from chicken wire, with cardboard bottom. We painted the head with house paint and layered white crepe paper for all things hair.

Wieden Piñata


Dan David

David Kennedy Piñata

David Kennedy Piñata Dan Wieden Piñata

We put glitter in the eyeballs but I’m not really sure anyone noticed.

Piñata on the Move

We had to hire a truck to transport the heads to the party spot. We didn’t want anyone to see them but it’s kind of hard to sneak these
guys around.

Piñata on the Move

Piñata Reveal
Photo by Cameron Browne

The only way we figured we could get away with making piñatas that looked like Dan and Dave was if they were the ones that destroyed
them. We paired Dan up with Dave and vice versa. Here they are seeing them for the first time. I think it kinda freaked them out but
they’re  good sports and went right to the task of beating the shit out of one another.

We did too good of a job building these things, in the end we had to rip them apart with our hands. Next time, less duct tape.

Dan vs. David
Photo by Cameron Browne

I love how tense the people look in the background.
As the employees set to filling their pockets with the goods, Dan and Dave shared a “No Hard Feelings” hug and requested to be able to
approve any other company party piñatas in the future.

Photo by Cameron Browne

We stuffed the inside with the typical candy and hand wipes.

Photo by Cameron Browne

We also put a bunch of tiny plastic liquor bottles in them.

Piñata Aftermath
Photo by Cameron Browne

And about $1oo in each head.

After Math
Photo by Cameron Browne

Dan's Live Performance
Photo by Cameron Browne

Har Mar Superstar’s Bass player made us all proud during their set.

Photo by Cameron Browne

Later that night, I remember fishing Dan’s eyeballs out of the pinata shell. Mike needed them more than Dan.


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  1. john said, on April 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Looks like fun.

    On another subject, I’ve always been too lazy to type in your URL, and have always just googled Vander Yacht…as you probably know, you are the top Vander Yacht hit on google. At least you WERE! Vander Yacht Propane just came in number one! This is the kind of thing that would cause me to spill Sprite on my keyboard, but all sodas taste like shit to me, plus I avoid high fructose corn syrup.
    I think if unique users search for Vander Yacht and choose you, it raises your ranking. Just a thought, we should try to resolve this without violence if possible.

  2. cvydesign said, on April 25, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Shit. You’re right. Time to implement Project Number One!

    • john said, on April 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

      back on top!

      • cvydesign said, on April 27, 2010 at 7:20 pm

        I didn’t even have to implement anything!

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