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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Jan Erichsen

Finalist in Weird

About Jan Erichsen

Sometimes, the most unexpected things can be the most entertaining and satisfying. Case in point being Jan Erichsen, a visual artist and self-proclaimed "balloon destroyer" based in Oslo, Norway. Jan went viral this year for creating elaborately staged balloon pops and pasta breaks for his Instagram audience, each executed with custom hand-constructed popping implements. His social media accounts blew up this year, growing his fanbase to 740K+ followers on Instagram, another 60K+ on Twitter and 15K+ YouTube subscribers. This account is the perfect concoction of odd, mysterious and humours, popping off in 2019 as Jan’s creative balloon-destroying ways clearly caught on in a big way.

Jan Erichsen's best work on social