When your coveted sneakers the likes of Air Jordan 3, Adidas x Jeremy Scott Denim Wings or Ewing 33 Hi ‘Red Suede’ lands in the hands of L.A-based artist Freehand Profit (Gary Lockwood), they may be taken apart and turned into amazing gas masks, and sometimes with an extra shoulder harness to protect you from harm. And it’s all because ‘the gas mask is the mask of our times; it represents atrocities at war, civil unrest, environmental damnation and works both as a symbol of fear and of protection.
Would you like a face mask? Yes? Why then, would you like an extremely photo-realistic three-dimensional mask replica of your face? Osamu Kitagawa, who set up Japanese company REAL-f to manufacture these alarmingly life-like masks right down to the pores, capillaries and eyes, spent two years perfecting the technique. Prepare to fork out US$3,200 (300,000 […]
It’s no secret that Facebook (and the U.S government and whoever else) uses facial recognition technology. In a stand to fight against the Eye of Sauron and raise awareness to the downfall of social media tools, German artist Martin Backes designs these limited edition masks and sells them on his website.