Stationery Office Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper

Viking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy Singleton
Let’s be honest, we all have been gearing up for the return to Westeros for the final season of the HBO’s series Game of Thrones and if you have been keeping up over the past seven seasons, you know that winter is finally here! UK based office stationery suppliers, Viking Direct, have ramped up this anticipation in their office by crafting a freestanding giant dragon paper sculpture for their staff measuring about 43 feet long, comprised of 1,200 sheets of A4 paper!

Viking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy Singleton

The creator of this stunning 3d paper crafted beast, Andy Singleton, is a talented English paper artist and illustrator whose work is comprised of meticulous paper cutouts that are shaped to form unique 3d sculptures. He was tasked to create this massive dragon, which took 100 studio hours to design and create and a further 10 hours to install the creation in the Viking office.

The vision for the dragon paper sculpture was inspired by Game of Thrones, but the individual style and look of the creature were represented by Andy Singleton’s vision.

Viking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy SingletonViking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy Singleton

“I wanted the dragon to be an expression of my approach and style of work, so I did not look at any other reference images while making it, apart from my drawings. I wanted parts of the dragon’s armor to look like faceted minerals, but also to have softer elements almost like fur on the underside. The color choices just felt right when I was selecting the specialist paper”.

The beast itself was set up as a surprise for employees before they arrived to work.

Naturally, they were stunned when they were confronted by the 13-meter-long dragon, with a body width of 9 feet, and wingspan measuring in at 20 feet! The installation was completed by a lengthy jet of ‘fire’ spouting from the dragon’s mouth. I mean… WOW!

Viking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy Singleton

Viking is also known to have a history of innovative office design projects, and this latest installation is their biggest yet. Andy Jones, Digital Marketing Specialist at Viking Direct, said about the project:

“Projects like this are great for keeping staff motivated and engaged, and for getting creative juices flowing. The dragon was a great bonding point in the office and really got people talking to each other. Being able to run these projects helps keep our employees happy and interacting with one another and lets them enjoy shared interests together.”

Singleton spent 100 hours in the studio creating this sculpture and an additional 10 hours installing it in the Viking Direct offices as a surprise for the staff.

Viking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy Singleton
The entire dragon is made from carefully planned, cut, and scored paper, with minimal wooden support to give it height. The design was originally sketched, before being made into a small-scale model. Once details were ironed out, the creation of the full-size sculpture began. The final piece was created in sections, starting with the head, to allow easy transport to its final home.

Viking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy SingletonViking Direct Gears up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere with a Giant Fire-Breathing Dragon Made of Paper by Andy Singleton

Once it’s time with Viking is done, the dragon will be donated to a local school. Tune in for the eighth and final season this Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9pm (ET) – TODAY! Can. Not. WAIT!

all images courtesy of Viking Direct, via direct submission

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