Monstrously fun knit masks encourage social distancing

Monstrously fun knit masks encourage social distancing

Face mask style is a thing, and one Reykjavík designer has seriously upped the ante.

The artist Ýrúrarí is a textile designer who works mostly with knitting. She says that “adding knitted 3D elements to second hand sweaters has been the theme of my work for the past years.” She makes sweaters covered with knit lips, tongues, teeth, and other fantastical, enchantingly grotesque three dimensional features.

But Ýrúrarí has been working above the neck recently. She has been turning many of the 3D elements from her sweaters into face masks.

“Now face masks are becoming such a necessity and part of our life I thought it could be interesting to translate my ideas into that form, inspired by current events,” Ýrúrarí told Mashable in an email. “I was not expecting to connect well with the form of the face mask, but it makes sense, I do use forms of the face and expressions a lot in my usual work. So before really noticing it I had already made a small line of knitted face-mask[s].” Read more…

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