Fantastic 3D Laser Cut Meditative Visionary Art by Dan Schaub

According to Dan Schaub: “My aim is to create intricate objects that demand acute observation both during the creating process and by the viewer after the object is finished. Continue reading »

Anthony Hopkins Testing Different Masks for Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, 1991

In The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Anthony Hopkins delivers a stellar performance as the convicted serial killer Hannibal Lecter. His performance is in fact so good that it earned him an Oscar for Best Actor despite appearing on screen for only 16 minutes, the smallest screen time ever needed to win that award. Continue reading »

This Artist Continues to Craft A Creative Face Mask Every Day Of Self-Isolation

According to Matthias Kretschmer: “And the masquerade continues… I continue the mask project in the second lockdown. After the first corona mask project in the spring, I wanted to hang up the masks in the word’s truest sense. But during the second lockdown in Austria, the experiences in my own environment with the coronavirus and the events of the first days of November prompted and motivated me to continue the mask series. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Capture People Wearing Masks During the Great Smog in the 1950s


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In early December 1952, a thick layer of smog–a combination of cold weather, windless conditions, and sulfurous acidic smoke arising from the abundant use of coal–settled over the British capital. As London had already been infamous for its heavy fog, there was no panic. Continue reading »

Beautiful Bizarre: Weird and Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tales by Mothmeister

Artistic duo Mothmeister have created a place they call “Wounderland”. It is a land in which grotesque creatures, in fascinating yet disturbing masks, stare out from barren wastelands, usually accompanied by mounted and stuffed animals. Unconventional and enchanting, the fairytale world of Mothmeister is at once reminiscent of a bygone age, while subtly criticising today’s ever-present ‘selfie’ culture, and the beauty standards imposed by the media. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Crafts Awesome Cyberpunk Demon Masks

Japanese Twitter user Shuka is a stop motion animator and “mecha designer” who specializes in crafting cyberpunk-themed items and accessories. The talented artist has recently gained some attention on Twitter for designing an awesome cyberpunk-themed Japanese demon mask! Continue reading »

These Are the World’s Oldest Masks Ever Discovered, And Are Estimated to Be 9000 Years Old


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In 1983, a small team of archaeologists led by Harvard prehistorian Ofer Bar-Yosef, excavated a recently looted cave in the southern Judean Desert. Known as Nahal Hemar, the site appears to have been used to store thousands of objects from an ancestor cult. The scientists uncovered rope baskets, wooden beads, shells, flint knives, figurines carved from bone, human skulls decorated with molded asphalt, and embroidered textiles that may once have been ritual costumes. Continue reading »

Filipino Artist Leeroy New Encourages Social Distancing By Scary Masks

You might better keep social distancing when it comes to a face mask made of shuttlecocks, recycled plastic bottles and cups. Filipino artist Leeroy New did that to enhance awareness and educate the public on the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading »

Irish Artist Makes Magnificent Surreal Masks That Speak To Modern Concerns

Threadstories is a visual artist from Ireland who has been making waves with her sea creature-esque masks, made from colourful threads she intricately weaves onto a ground surface. As a child she was exposed to handicrafts such as knitting, crochet and numerous other domestic textile craft, which her mother and grandmother ultimately passed onto her. Continue reading »

This Artist Crafts A Creative Face Mask Every Day Of Self-Isolation, Here Are The Coolest He Has Created So Far

We’ve kind of gotten used to a mandatory accessory that we have to wear whenever we go out in public―a face mask. And even if you’ve started to forget how people’s faces (besides your own) look, it doesn’t have to be boring at all! Continue reading »

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 »

Masks For Dog Walking: This Girl Makes Unusual Face Masks To Keep Walking With Her Dog

According to an artist: “During this quarantine period, I needed something to cover my face to walk my dogs and desperately looked for masks. But masks are valuable now as well as running out at the stores. Since I’m not good at sewing, I decided to make a mask with items around me. Then, my quarantine project “Mask of the Day” started. From vegetables to wildflowers, I make unusual masks every day to overcome the pandemic.” Continue reading »

This Art Collective Creates Concepts That Have Emerged From The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus is changing our relation to each other and affecting our perception of reality. This virus is very democratic: it spreads over the borders, has no preference for gender, social, cultural, or economic status. Continue reading »

Boy Scout Creates Ear Guard For People Who Feel Pain From Wearing Face Masks All Day


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It’s not just the medical workers that have to wear face masks all day to protect themselves – cashiers, delivery drivers, and all other workers rely on them too. And many of them are suffering from the same problem – ear pain from wearing the masks for prolonged periods of time. But that’s where Quinn Callander, a boy scout from Canada, came to help. Continue reading »

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 »

Photographer Captured Discarded Disposable Medical Masks And Gloves On The Street

Dan Giannopoulos explains what drew him to start photographing the discarded plastic gloves he found on the street as the coronavirus began to affect the way of life in the UK. Continue reading »

Sculptures All Over The World Are Currently Being Discovered With Medical Masks Affixed To Their Mouths – Please, Stop Doing This!!

The Fearless Girl statue stands across from the New York Stock Exchange.

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Listen: there’s almost always a time and place for slapdash conceptual art, especially if it’s the product of mass collaboration. During a time in which coronavirus is ravaging the planet, causing just as much emotional despair as physical devastation, people are certainly entitled to look for creative outlets so that they can stave off stasis and boredom. Continue reading »

Stunning Vintage Photos Of Pets Wearing Gas Masks During The World War I

More than eight million horses, mules and donkeys and a million dogs died in World War I. Everyone knows the enormous human cost of the conflict, but it is easy to forget the fates of the million of animals that supported the war on all sides. Animals were important companions and workers to the soldiers at the front, and like their human compatriots they needed protection from the perils of chemical warfare. Continue reading »

Fantastic Photographs Of Native Americans In Ceremonial Masks, 1905-1915

Haschogan (House God) – The Yebichai Hunchback. Photograph shows a Navajo man, half-length, seated, facing front, wearing a ceremonial mask with feathers and with fir or spruce branches forming a wreath around the shoulders.

Edward Curtis’ epic portraits of Native Americans are a joy. And so too are his pictures of North America’s indigenous peoples dressed in ceremonial masks. Continue reading »

Artist Liz Sexton Turns Little Animals Into Human Scale

Anthropocentrism is the philosophy that man is the center of the world. It is this theory that Liz Sexton fights through her hybrid creatures. Continue reading »

Fabulously Disconcerting Anthropomorphic Human Faces Baked Into Top Crusts Of Handmade Pot Pies

Horror artist Ashley Newman of “It Came From Under My Bed” has created a fabulously disconcerting series of pot pies with realistic, anthropomorphic faces that have a variety of expressions baked right into their top crusts. These pies and other fascinating handmade objects are available for purchase through Newman’s Etsy Store and business is booming. Continue reading »

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 »

How-To Survive A Deadly Global Virus: Visual Guide Wth A Style & Twist

“How-To Survive A Deadly Global Virus” is a project by Max Siedentopf, a Namibian-German visual artist, and inspired by masks found on social media during the Corona Virus outbreak where people shared photos of alternative solutions to the conventional air mask. Continue reading »

Scared Of Coronavirus, Chinese People Have Started Putting Masks On Their Pets


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According to the live map that tracks the spread of coronavirus (#2019-nCoV), there are thousands people currently infected with the virus. There have also been over 200 deaths after people contracted the virus which causes such symptoms as fever, cough and shortness of breath and conditions varying from people being mildly sick to people being severely ill and dying. Continue reading »

This Russian Guy Left Uni To Make Superhero Masks That Wowed Hollywood

More like works of art than ordinary props, 24-year-old designer Aydar Migranov’s masks have already been used by Jason Momoa, Tom Holland, and other actors. Continue reading »