Recently I helped coordinate the design and construction of 1000 masks that we gave to attendees of the massive NYE Party at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver. We contacted 8 talented artists, got them to submit two designs each, printed them, cut them out with scissors or boxcutters, then strung them. I would not recommend attempting to do this unless you’re insane.
Have a look at all the designs…
Rhek is a self-taught artist who believes in Ghosts and, in the proper lighting conditions, looks exactly like Denzel Washington. He currently co-owns and co-curates Catalog Gallery, and has an apparel line called Sharks & Hammers (he designed the Tupac one as well).
Tom is a designer and illustrator living in Vancouver. He enjoys old-timey things, trips to Washington State, curiosities in general, swimming pools of the world, roadside monuments, Jacques Tati, thrift shops and cats.
Dan was born in Montreal in 1987, the same year as the introduction of Air Max technology. He moved to BC in 2007 for school and his work can be seen in the newly renovated Save-on-Meats.
Thanks Danny, Tom, Ernesto, Steve, Megan, Sasha, all the artists and every Waldorf staff member who took time to cut out and string 1000 of these fuckers.