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The hilarious daily grind of office life by Marsder

Oh boy, creative man Marsder (a.k.a Darrick Lin) hits the nail on the head time after time with his teeny-tiny model scenes of typical office-place moments. Self-styled as an “observer of the tiny moments of agency life”, Marsder creates miniature scenarios of all those moments at work that we can all relate to in his series entitled 1:87.

From the joyless task of migrating computer files to an inconvenient bout of daydreaming, Marsder encapsulates the mindset of the agency-worker with a distinct and tongue-in-cheek manner.

His tools are pretty simple, using various office banalities like keyboards, desktops and post-its as his backdrops, Marsder employs quietly hilarious model humans to act out his scenes. The results are pure gold.

Our favourites from among his many (many!) images are those that tell of how frustrating it can be to work as a creative in a corporate setting, having your ideas ignored, trampled and changed under your nose. Marsder creates his dioramas so exquisitely that they could not capture that monday morning office feeling better.

As far as we can tell, the talented young Marsder runs his Instagram and Tumblr pages on tiny office life purely for his own amusement. Frankly, we say: leave your day job, this deserves your undivided attention!

Deadline = camping at desk
Deadline = camping at desk
Candy is the currency in the office
Candy is the currency in the office
Edits make me feel like starting over
Edits make me feel like starting over
Nail salon... who has time for that?
Nail salon… who has time for that?
That moment when you get a pat on the shoulder
That moment when you get a pat on the shoulder
Having quality alone time over a snack
Having quality alone time over a snack
When hunger strikes
When hunger strikes
We test our client's products ourselves
We test our client’s products ourselves

About the author

Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.

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