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Artist Gives Snail Shells an Upgrade So People Don’t Accidentally Step on Them

For several years, artist Stefan Siverud has been decorating snails' shells with colorful, eye-catching designs for his Snailpimp project. Thus far, the series has featured tiny mollusks sporting anything from a vibrant rainbow or an impressive miniature lighthouse to the McDonald's logo. Aside from being fun, these creations are actually saving the lives of snails by allowing them to stand out.

With new multicolored exteriors, these snails are more visible from above. This, in turn, means that the snails are less likely to get stepped on by unsuspecting humans. And for anyone worried about the paints being harmful and countering this creative act of kindness, Siverud uses non-toxic paints that aren't life-threatening, just really great to look at.

Stefan Siverud's Website
via [Design You Trust]

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