Walk the Keyboard: Russian QWERTY Keyboard Stones Monument

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Walk the Keyboard: Russian QWERTY Keyboard Stones Monument

This Russian keyboard monument is a bit of a mystery. I couldn't find who, when or why, but it's fun nonetheless, so I thought I'd share it here. The stepping stone keys are located in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Design, monument, keyboard
Design, monument, keyboard
Design, monument, keyboard
Design, monument, keyboard

Anyone know Russian? I'm curious to know what the monument sign says.

Design, monument, keyboard

Addition: Thanks to Stas Kulesh of Real USSR and Lanedis, we know that the artist behind the monument is Anatoly Vyatkin. According to GPS My City, the 86 concrete keys weigh about 80 kilograms each ( about 176.4 lbs). The project combines the values of two different civilizations, representing the Western technological culture while maintaining the tradition of Eastern stone gardens.

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Via Geeksugar and English Russia

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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