Jack-of-many-arts artist Martin Backes has, after a year-long process, finally completed a work he is calling “The Pixelhead.” Created in a limited edition collection of 333 units, this fully-pixelated face mask/hood is made of highly non-fade polyester (80 per cent) and elastane (20 per cent).
Each is hand sewn in Germany and can be purchased for approximately $US192.00, with shipping to anywhere in the world.
The full face mask Pixelhead acts as media camouflage, completely shielding the head to ensure that your face is not recognisable on photographs taken in public places without securing permission. A simple piece of fabric creates a little piece of anonymity for the Internet age. The material used is elastic fabric for beach fashion and sports gear with a fashionable Pixel-style print of German Secretary of the Interior Hans-Peter Friedrich. The mask has holes for your eyes and mouth, so you can see and breathe comfortably while wearing the mask, secure in the knowledge that your image won’t be showing up anywhere you don’t want it to.
Each Pixelhead is produced upon request, in a multiweek process of digital printing and sewing. I hope never to see one in person, because it seems like any use would be terrifying. Except, I’d sort of like to own one myself? [Martin Backes via NotCot]