World Skin Color Scarves by Reineke Otten

Drawing statistical data from and CIA World Factbook about migration, population density, temperature, UV radiation, GDP, and transport, Dutch designer Reineke Otten collaborated with LUST designers to translate these stats into a graphic code with eight overlapping layers. Each layer represents a factor influencing the composition of skin tones in that particular place. Beautiful.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at