Cleveland, Ohio: World's Largest Rubber Stamp

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Address:
Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland, OH
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2 blocks from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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World's Largest Rubber Stamp

The Big Rubber Stamp with the word "FREE" on it is a creation of artist Claes Oldenburg, who sculpts giant versions of everyday objects that turn up in public parks and on city sidewalks.

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FREE stamp.

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

This sculpture is surprisingly light enough to be held up by a 4'11" woman.

[Carolanne, 08/07/2021]
Free Stamp

The free stamp was created for Cleveland's Sohio Building.

[Michael Golch, 07/12/2021]

Sohio, an oil company, was sold to BP, which thought that a "FREE" stamp might send the wrong message. So the stamp was given to the city, which moved it to a nearby park, but cleverly angled the "FREE" to point directly at BP's offices.

Free stamp.

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

Once you find a place to park in downtown Cleveland, the Rubber Stamp is an enormous pleasure! Sadly, it's a bit too big to get a classic "trying to hold the giant object" shot. If you're already in Cleveland (especially at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, which is only two blocks away), it's something fun to see.

[Adam Limpert, 06/30/2017]

FREE stamp.

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

Visited this site July 2014, and it's currently undergoing a restoration. Still fun to check out!!

[Nicole Worley, 07/12/2014]

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