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A3 Animals by Michael Schoner

Amsterdam designer Michael Schoner has designed a series of paper masks without eye holes that look a bit like animals.

Called A3 Animals, the geometric patterns can be printed out on various sizes of paper and stapled together.

Make your own here.

Photographs are by Anika Schwarzlose and Jonas Lund.

The text below is from Schoner:

A3 Animals

The A3 Animals (some of them are actually A2) are a DIN normed piece of paper folded into an animal head that one can wear on his own. It is held together by ordinary office material: staples and rubber bands.

You can download them as pdf, print them on your office machine and duplicate it in mass quantities (if you like) for little money.

They have a pattern on them rasterized Xerox style which plays with geometry in its folded and unfolded state.

When put on the masks become an extension to the body or a sculpture on your head.

There are no holes for the eyes to see through. This way it's more about the geometric shape you wear on your head.

You are caught in the inside space of the animal and vulnerable to the outside.

Above: Fox

You are a paper-shaman connecting to that animal. Eventually the masks stay behind.

Above: Cat

These “authentic native office artifacts” decay after a short lifespan in the wastepaper basket.

Above: Bear