The Flaming Lips (and Audience) in Covid-Safe Giant Bubbles

Flaming Lips Bubble Concert

Performing at the Criterion in their hometown of Oklahoma City this past week, The Flaming Lips tested out a new pandemic-safe concert idea where both the performers AND each audience member were encased in giant inflatable bubbles as the band promoted their new album American Head, while simultaneously shooting a video. (more…)

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The 5 Designers Behind The 6 Lady Gaga VMA Masks.

Lady Gaga VMA Masks

If you happened to catch this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, the true star of the event wasn’t Lady Gaga, as one might expect with her multiple honors, but the Lady Gaga VMA Masks; six different fantastical masks she donned during the event. The face masks worn by the music diva were unlike any we’ve seen before – Covid-worthy or not. Made with horns, leather, steel, studs and even an LED mask, they were custom designed by multiple sources. (more…)

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Limited Edition Kavi Gupta ✕ Jeffrey Gibson Face Masks

Limited Edition Kavi Gupta ✕ Jeffrey Gibson Face Masks

Kavi Gupta Editions together with artist Jeffrey Gibson have launched a Covid-19 Mask Project which features stunning limited artist’s editions of handmade, cotton face masks by Gibson. 100% of the proceeds from these colorful one-of-a-kind masks will be split between the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the NDN Collective. (more…)

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Promoting Mask-Wearing With Art by 18 Talented Artists

promoting mask wearing with art

Although there shouldn’t be any, there’s been a lot of controversy over the wearing of masks as PPE (personal protection equipment) to help protect people from contracting or spreading Covid-19. Despite the recommendations of just about every accredited scientist and medical professional, contentious examples of people who indignantly refuse to wear one are recorded on mobile phones and uploaded to twitter and instagram daily. Maybe some of these stunning examples of activist art promoting the wearing of a mask will help convince the uninformed. (more…)

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Flowers Wearing Little Face Masks Are What We Need Right Now.

Flowers Wearing Little Face Masks

I’m tired. And I bet you are, too. It’s been a very difficult year for people on this planet and in this country in particular. Record numbers of deaths from the Coronavirus Pandemic, losing Kobe Bryant to tragedy, polarizing politics, ongoing earthquakes, immigrating Murder Hornets and more. But the last few days have been extra rough with the latest racially-motivated incidents and the unjustified murder of George Floyd. Although we don’t have a solution, we DO have these adorable photos of real flowers donning tiny, tailor-made face masks for you. Maybe it will take a tiny bit of the edge off for you. Maybe. (more…)

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