Meet Graham

26 July 2016

What would we look like if we were designed to survive car accidents?

It's a question few of us would give much thought to, but Transport Accident Commission of Victoria didn't just think about it - they went one step further and designed Graham.

Science tells us to up your chances of surviving a car accident, you would need a number of unique design features.

It would help if your ultra-thick ribcage was lined with sacs that served as natural airbags; if your face was flattened, your skull much larger, your skin thicker and your knees able to move in all directions.

There’s only one “human” in the world who possesses all these unnatural characteristics and more.

Meet Graham.

Some of Graham’s features include a flattened face to absorb the energy of an impact and a larger skull with more cerebrospinal fluid and ligaments to better protect his brain.

Graham is even able to avoid injury while on foot: He has hoof-like legs with added joints and knees that bend in all directions to quickly move out of the way of oncoming traffic.

All of Graham’s unique features can be explored at, a 360-degree interactive tool.


Graham has been designed with bodily features that might be present in humans if they had evolved to withstand the forces involved in crashes.

"Meet Graham" is a great example of a project that, through the power of art, presents an important safety message in an interactive and engaging way. What are some other examples of cross-disciplinary art projects you thought were effective?

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