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Wilson: For Using Scrap as Art, Sportingly

A byproduct of manufacturing hundreds of thousands of footballs and tennis balls is, as one might expect, a whole lot of scrap material. Rather than throwing out the excess material, the designers repurposed leather, felt, and other materials in order to create textural accent walls. The result? "Whimsical, sculptural presentations of the sporting goods feature the product in memorable ways," wrote jurors of the 2008 Society for Environmental Graphic Design competition.