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

Bettmann 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. However, it was estimated that up to 12,000 people had been killed by the toxic “pea-souper” and over 100...

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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’...

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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! More: Twitter, Shop h/t: grapee The cyberpunk creation is a twist on traditional Japanese demon (oni) masks featured in Noh...

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

Elie Posner/Israel Museum 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...

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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. More:

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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. More: Instagram h/t: i-D “By the time it...

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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! More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda Artists from around the world are turning to creativity and talent to cope and make the most of their time during this outbreak.

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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. More: Twitter h/t:

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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...

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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. In this time of lockdown, Plastique Fantastique, a Germany-based design collective, wonder about the mutation of our social life and the effects of the deprivation of physical...

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