Wearing protective face masks has become part of the “new normal,” and creatives all over the world are selling non-medical grade cloth coverings that allow us to colorfully express our personality. However, if you’re getting bored of your plain or patterned masks, and you just want to show off that lovely face of yours, perhaps San Francisco designer Danielle Baskin has a quirky solution. She’s the creator of Maskalike, a company that prints your own face onto cloth coverings—and they are eerily realistic.
Baskin designs all kinds of “trendy dystopian items,” including a collection of N95 respiratory masks that work with facial recognition software, and QuarantineChat—an encrypted phone service that connects quarantined people with each other. Baskin’s latest line of machine-washable cotton face masks can be custom ordered to feature any image you wish, including your own face. “We’re a service that prints images onto protective face masks. Whether it’s a replication of your own face or your favorite meme, we care about the details,” says Baskin. “Our masks are sure to make people around you do double-takes and have a brighter day.”
Baskin also is selling a pre-printed mask that features the image of the “Hide the Pain Harold” meme. “Your favorite meme on a protective face mask,” she says. “Look permanently uncomfortable while trying to be happy and bring Harold’s energy wherever you go.” The hilarious design is currently sold out, but keep an eye on the Maskalike website for its return.
Check out Baskin’s own face mask below. When she takes it off, it looks like she’s peeling her own face off! Luckily, her actual face is still intact.
Danielle Baskin is the creator of Maskalike, a company that prints your own face onto cloth coverings—and they are eerily realistic!
When I go outside I put on my second face. 👃👄 pic.twitter.com/ys5pisuY1A
— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) June 12, 2020
She's also created a pre-printed mask that features the image of the “Hide the Pain Harold” meme.
You can even get a “Getty Images” face mask, so no one can steal your copyrighted face!
To make sure nobody shares a photo of you, put a GettyImages® watermark on your face mask. pic.twitter.com/zSCkyic3LV
— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) June 14, 2020