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Graham is a sculpture of a deformed-looking human designed to survive car crashes, who was unveiled by the Australian Transport Accident Commission in late July 2016. After several photographs of the character circulated online, many internet users created humorous photoshops and image macros mocking the the sculpture's bizarre and disturbing features.
In 2016, artist Patricia Piccinini, known for making sculptures of human-animal hybrids, was commissioned by the Australian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to create a sculpture depicting a human who was built to survive a car crash. On July 18th, the TACVictoria YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "You’ve never met anyone like Graham," featuring footage of a deformed-looking human sculpture made of fiberglass, silicone and human hair (shown below).
On July 21st, the website MeetGraham was launched, featuring an interactive web application providing a 360-degree view of the sculpture (shown below). Additionally, the sculpture was placed on exhibit at the State Library of Victoria, where it will be available for viewing until August 8th.
On July 21st, 2016, pictures of Graham reached the front page of the /r/WTF, /r/creepy and /r/internetisbeautiful subreddits. The same day, The Daily Mail tweeted a link to their article about the sculpture (shown below, left). Meanwhile, Twitter user @KeklePop posted a photograph of Graham with the caption "Welcome home son" (shown below, right). Within one week, the tweets gathered upwards of 18,000 and 1,400 likes respectively.
Also on July 21st, BuzzFeed published an article about the online reaction to the sculpture titled "People Are Freaking Out Over This Disturbing Road Safety Sculpture." The following day, Cheezburger posted a roundup of Internet reactions to the Graham sculpture. Also on July 22nd, 2016, The Young Turks YouTube channel uploaded a video in which co-hosts Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge and Hasan Piker discuss the Graham images (shown below).
On July 25th, Smosh posted a listicle titled "22 Hilarious Reaction to 'Graham' the Car Crash Survivor." The following day, Tumblr user krudman posted two fan illustrations of the Graham sculpture, accumulating more than 4,900 notes within 24 hours (shown below, middle, right).
 Meet Graham – meetgraham.com.au
 YouTube – TAC's interactive sculpture by artist Patricia Piccinini – Meet Graham, TAC 2016
 Smosh.com – 22 Hilarious Reactions to 'Graham' the Car Crash Survivor
 Tumblr – Sixpenceee
 Fortune.com – Here's the Only Human Designed to Survive a Car Crash'
 CNN.com – Meet Graham, a 'human' designed to survive a car crash
 ABCNews.com – Meet Graham, Who Survives Car Crashes So Others Can Live
 Huffingtonpost.com – Meet Graham -- The Superhuman Evolved To Survive Car Accidents
 LiveScience.com – Bizarre-Looking 'Graham' More Likely Than You to Survive Car Collision
 Wikipedia – Patricia Piccinini
 Reddit – An artists interpretation of how the human body would have to evolve
 Reddit – Meet Graham
 Reddit – Meet Graham
 Cheezburger – The Internet Reacts to Graham, an Indestructible Humanoid Designed to Survive Car Crashes
 Twitter – @MailOnline
 The Daily Mail – How the human body would have to be built to survive a catastrophic car crash
 BuzzFeed – People Are Freaking Out Over This Disturbing Road Safety Sculpture
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