Certain toys never go out of style, but instead simply get more stylish. This is what Adam Gray has done with the ol’ classic slingshot. Adam, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and presently works at Bicycle Bolts, has become a new millennial favorite with his Hella Slingshots.
Hella Slingshots by Adam Gray
Handcrafting different slingshots from forked tree branches in San Francisco and carefully airbrushing them with acrylic paint, he has raised the classic toy to a level of functional art.
From higher-end versions made from polished woods to sporty colorful versions and even adorable folk-art animal versions, each is outfitted with a leather appointed projectile using natural latex tubing.
above: Hella Slingshots featured in Wired magazine
While I’m not encouraging people to knock out squirrels or worse, an eye, these can serve as the ultimate CEO desk accoutrement as well as a great stocking stuffer for the child (or juvenile adult) who wants to aim at inanimate objects.
Ammo (shown below) is available in felt, wood, iron, or eco-friendly seedbombs.