Freaky Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft

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British artist and designer Steve Wintercroft created the innovative, eco-friendly masks that allow you to turn your 2D cardboard scraps into artistic, 3D masks. Wintercroft was inspired after he made his own mask from a heap of cardboard for a Halloween party costume. He got so many compliments on it that he decided to make other mask designs and offer them to people as a way to create their own costumes using recycled materials. Continue reading »

Japanese Papercraft Artist Creates Amazing Gundam Masks

Japanese Papercraft Artist Creates Amazing Gundam Masks

Japanese papercraft artist Tomowo has been turning cardboard into finely detailed and high quality masks of iconic designs from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Star Wars, Iron Man, and other classic fiction for years, but his latest Mobile Suit Gundam creation may be his best yet. If colored in, the expertly designed RX-93 ν Gundam could pass for the real thing. Continue reading »

Artist Saša Aleksandar Creates Fantastic Fashion Masks Entirely Made Of Paper

Artist Saša Aleksandar Creates Fantastic Fashion Masks Entirely Made Of Paper

Saša is not a designer, nor a cook, yet he loves to design and eat. He works across multiple disciplines including textile design, illustration and graphic design. He established Saša Design in Tokyo where he lived from 2004 to 2010 and this is where he started creating his wondrous paper masks. Continue reading »

“There’s No Reason to Put It on The Wrong Place. Wear Your Mask Properly.”

"There's No Reason to Put It on The Wrong Place. Wear Your Mask Properly."

Since the mandatory use of masks was implemented because of the pandemic, what is seen in Brazil is a total disregard for the law by a large part of the population. Continue reading »

Professor And Microminiaturist Anatoly Konenko Creates A Tiny Protective Mask For Grasshopper

Professor And Microminiaturist Anatoly Konenko Creates A Tiny Protective Mask For Grasshopper
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Mini-masks about the size of a rice grain are made of a special high-density medical fabric with a built-in air filter. Continue reading »

Decorative Face Masks Playfully Encourage Social Distancing With Their Bizarre Knittings

Decorative Face Masks Playfully Encourage Social Distancing With Their Bizarre Knittings

Faces masks are probably on your mind right now. Tapping into this collective thinking on face coverings is the artist Ýrúrarí. For the past couple of weeks, she’s been sharing her version of masks that are a twist on convention. These masks are NOT meant to be protective in any way, but merely decorative. Continue reading »

College Student Makes Masks For The Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Community

College Student Makes Masks For The Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Community
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A college senior from Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, United States, put her stir-craziness to good use with a project that will help the deaf and hard of hearing community. Continue reading »

Japanese Youtuber Makes Easy DIY Face Masks That Look Surprisingly Cool

Japanese Youtuber Makes Easy DIY Face Masks That Look Surprisingly Cool

In the days of COVID-19, masks are a must-have. However, retailers are struggling to meet demand as panic buying strikes consumers across Japan. Sharp has begun production but who knows when the average consumer will get them. Even when the wayward store clerk manages to stock the random shipment, they are instantly snatched. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of People Wearing Masks During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, One Of The Deadliest Natural Disasters In Human History

Vintage Photos Of People Wearing Masks During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, One Of The Deadliest Natural Disasters In Human History

At the close of WWI, an estimated 50 million people died from the Spanish flu. Masks were the uninfected’s main line of defense. Continue reading »

Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

“London Calling” re-imagines the classic Clash song as an issue of a 1950s-era pulp detective magazine. Prints come in four sizes, priced accordingly. Prints are on heavy, glossy archival-quality paper. The perfect gift for the punk rocker in your life.
Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

Graphic artist Todd Alcott has brilliantly reimagined classic rock and new wave songs as vintage pulp-fiction paperback books. Continue reading »

Tessellation Origami Masks by Joel Cooper

Tessellation Origami Masks by Joel Cooper
Joel Cooper crafts paper masks and geometric shapes using the technique of origami. Cooper’s intricate three dimensional masks are created with a large number of folds out of one sheet of paper. He alternates between bright and muted colors and matte and shiny sheets of paper that all appear earthy in tone. On some of his pieces, his wife has collaborated with him by using painting techniques to enrich color and texture. You can check out more of Cooper’s work on Flickr and purchase available designs via his Etsy shop. He lives in Kansas. Continue reading »

Thailand’s Traditional Khon Mask

Thailand's Traditional Khon Mask

A close up of a Khon mask July 8, 2011 in Angthong, Thailand. The paper mache Khon masks, are part of the ornate glittering costumes used in the stylized classical Thai dance form known as Khon. Prateep sells his handmade masks for $50-120 US, it can take around 10 days to make one. The Khon tradition was originally imported from India around the 10th century. The painted Khon masks are essential to conveying the characters and moods of a Khon performance. Often the masks are used as decorative objects displayed in many homes and in many Thai restaurants globally. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Home, Safe Home: Artists Create Inspirational Lockdown Messages

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‘Our home is sacred. Here we decorate our living environment with memorabilia, here we dine with the family and here we sleep, which is the most vulnerable phase of our existence. The expression “Home, sweet home” stands for the described feeling, a tender and vulnerable sentiment. The security that we are allowed to experience daily in our lives is a value that we must protect.’

Home, Safe Home: Artists Create Inspirational Lockdown Messages

During these tough times, it’s important for us to come together as a community and support each other, especially those who are tirelessly working to keep us all safe. Continue reading »

Artist Makes Cardboard Cutouts With Pandemic Jokes To Lighten This Difficult Time

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Artist Makes Cardboard Cutouts With Pandemic Jokes To Lighten This Difficult Time

According to John Marshall: “I draw on sheets of cardboard and pose with them at sunset. I call them Sunset Selfies and I hope this collection makes you smile. We will get through this. Stay safe everyone and see you at sunset soon.” Continue reading »

Cop In Coronavirus Helmet Warns People To Stay Inside

Cop In Coronavirus Helmet Warns People To Stay Inside
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As India enforces a nationwide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, one police officer has found a creative way to get the message across. Continue reading »

Historical Photos Of The 1918 Spanish Flu That Show What A Global Pandemic Looked Like In The 1910s

California, 1918. The 1918 Spanish flu killed up to 50 million people around the world and has been called “the mother of all pandemics”.
Historical Photos Of The 1918 Spanish Flu That Show What A Global Pandemic Looked Like In The 1910s

Between 1918 and 1919, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Turns Ordinary Things Into Epic Action Figures

Japanese Artist Turns Ordinary Things Into Epic Action Figures

Tomohiro Yasui is an artist known for his papercraft Kami-Robo robots which he has been making for the past 35 years, but also for his analog and digital illustrations and designs, professional wrestling masks, kigurumi costumes, and original crafts made of paper, felt, resin and all manner of materials and recycled parts. Continue reading »

Robots And Donuts: The Amazing Retro-Futuristic Art Of Eric Joyner

Robots And Donuts: The Amazing Retro-Futuristic Art Of Eric Joyner

Eric Joyner is a contemporary American artist whose body of work has focused on robots and donuts.

Joyner grew up in San Mateo, California, and spent some time in Medford, Oregon, after his family moved there. He was always interested in art and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He began working as a commercial illustrator in 1984 and created the cover art for several video games, such as Tales of the Unknown, Volume I: The Bard’s Tale, Realm of Impossibility, and Archon II: Adept. Continue reading »

Wonderful Vintage Photos Documented Everyday Life In London In The 1930s

Wonderful Vintage Photos Documented Everyday Life In London In The 1930s
Londoners in bathing suits taking advantage of a heat wave at Hyde Park lido, 3rd June 1933. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Artist Spends 200 Hours Making Stunning Portrait Of Bill Murray Out Of Rolled Vinyl Tape

Artist Spends 200 Hours Making Stunning Portrait Of Bill Murray Out Of Rolled Vinyl Tape

Danny Schleibe, the creator of a unique art form called “tapigami”, spent a whopping 200 hours making an awe-inspiring portrait of actor Bill Murray exclusively out of hundreds of rolled pieces of vinyl tape glued to a wooden panel. Continue reading »

These Whimsical Rolls Of Tape Look Just Like Sushi

These Whimsical Rolls Of Tape Look Just Like Sushi

British illustrator Rosie Upright in partnership with Suck UK, has created a whimsical set of four rolls of decorative masking tape in various sushi designs. These designs are so realistic that they could be easily mistaken as edible, so make sure to check twice before reaching for the wasabi. Continue reading »

This Woman Gave A Second Chance To So Many Soldiers Whose Faces Were Severely Injured In World War I

This Woman Gave A Second Chance To So Many Soldiers Whose Faces Were Severely Injured In World War I

World War I caused the death of millions of combatants and civilians, while countless soldiers suffered from injury and disfigurement. Perhaps the most disheartening were facial injuries, as soldiers had to not only deal with the physical loss, but also the constant psychological stress of wondering how people would react to their changed appearance. These men worried about their homecoming — how would strangers react, but more importantly how they would be treated by friends and family. Continue reading »

“World On The Edge”: Associated Press Pictures Of The Year 2017

"World On The Edge": Associated Press Pictures Of The Year 2017
Pupy, an African elephant, stands in the doorway of his enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Eco Parque in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 12, 2017. A year ago the 140-year old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park. The first director decided that the animals should be housed in buildings that reflected their countries of origin. A replica of a Hindu temple was built for the Asian elephants. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo) Continue reading »

The Best Press Photos Of The Year 2015

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Rime ice extends several feet horizontally from a sign marking the summit of 5,774-foot Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in New England, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in northern New Hampshire. Monday’s freezing fog and strong winds formed the rime ice, creating a winter wonderland above treeline in New Hampshire’s aptly named White Mountains. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)
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Solar Eclipse Around The World

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The sun is seen during a partial eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won’t be repeated for more than a decade. (Photo by Luca Bruno/AP Photo)
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