Friday, March 21, 2008
Designer Gas Mask
Don't rush to Louis Vuitton or Gucci store for these gas mask. These are just the artwork of a New York based designer - Diddo Velema. Here is how he explains his project: " We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption. Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied. An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear. Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier. "