Together with Canadian illustrator Geoff McFetridge.
E-commerce firm Vistaprint has simply launched its first artist capsule assortment of face masks, created in an effort to normalize mask-wearing whereas nonetheless permitting room for artistic expression.
“I’ve all the time been comfy carrying a masks,” says Canadian illustrator/designer Geoff McFetridge, one of many 4 artists chosen for this collaboration, including nevertheless, “I really feel for individuals who are uncomfortable carrying a masks for no matter cause. Artists and designers can, hopefully, develop choices for folks. Ideally these designs make some folks extra comfy and linked to an object they’re placing on their face.”
Along with McFetridge, the opposite globally famend artists tapped for this collaboration are FUTURA2000 from New York, Jen Stark from Miami, and Parra from Amsterdam. The face masks designed by every artist replicate their very own distinctive model and artistic influences.
McFetridge created two totally different designs: one is titled ‘Us From a Distance’ and includes a socially distanced group of individuals. “I’ve performed a variety of works over time which have a “crowd” theme,” explains McFetridge in a press launch. “With the gang photos I draw I’m fascinated by how a picture can join with how we work together, how we see ourselves on this planet. A panorama of people. On this case… conserving six ft of distance.”
His second design, titled ‘All of Us,’ options a number of palms (in each monochrome and multicolour choices). “Palms are this very primary picture; on this picture I deal with them as you would possibly see camouflage or paint strokes. The palms are much less people than they’re items of a complete. Every hand holds the opposite up like fibres woven collectively.”
The graphic black-and-white masks from FUTURA LABORATORIES, a design firm and way of life model created by artist FUTURA2000, have been designed to be “benign,” based on the artist. “On this occasion, I nearly really feel just like the graphics take a again seat to the sensible operate of carrying a masks.” In collaboration with FUTURA LABORATORIES, Vistaprint will donate a portion of the proceeds of the masks gross sales to Free Arts NYC.
In the meantime, American artist Jen Stark created vibrant designs “impressed by parts discovered within the pure world, reminiscent of plant progress, microorganisms, and sacred geometry,” including that she wished the patterns “to create a way of motion and have an optical phantasm sort really feel.”
Lastly, Dutch artist Parra, recognized for his saturated colors and post-Pop imagery, designed masks illustrated with birds flying by the sky. His hanging design is available in two colourways: one a minimal black-and-white, the opposite an attention-grabbing palette of pinks and blues.
The masks are washable and reusable, with adjustable ear straps and a replaceable filter. The grownup masks retail for CAD 33 whereas kids’s masks retail for CAD 22. Order yours right here.