Due to the pandemic situation, we have had to make some serious lifestyle and daily practice adjustments to keep ourselves safe. One of these adjustments is that we’ve developed a habit of wearing a face mask whenever we venture outdoors. Because of this, manufacturers of medical masks saw a large spike in the demand for their products. However, it didn’t take long before people began getting creative. For example, Ashley Lawrence redesigned masks to accommodate the deaf and heard at hearing. But in comparison with Ashley Lawrence’s mask with a transparent panel, Danielle Baskin’s masks will amuse you and those who see you.
The standard medical mask does an excellent job at protecting us from the virus. However, most masks are only intended for single use. That makes it unsustainable and may cause yet another environmental headache that we must deal with long after the pandemic. So if you’re looking for a more personalized, fun, and sustainable protection option, then why not get a custom-printed mask from Maskalike?
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
Meet Danielle Baskin
Maskalike is just one of Danielle Baskin’s many pandemic-related ventures. The San Francisco-based designer’s been pretty busy while the world hunkered down around her. She’s been designing “trendy dystopian items” for a while now. In fact, she’s the brilliant mind that created a collection of N95 respiratory masks that the facial recognition system can recognize. Baskin also designed QuarantineChat, an encrypted phone service that connects people in quarantine with one another.
Before the pandemic forced the world to a grinding halt, Baskin’s been seeing a lot of success with her work. Her portfolio includes “viral art, websites, and delightfully weird events”. Baskin’s wildly creative outputs are so unique that they’re hard to ignore. Her stunts have been featured by many established organizations and media outlets, like Business Insider, Verge, Oprah and MacWorld. And now, her fun mask designs are putting her on the map yet again!
When I go outside I put on my second face. ?? pic.twitter.com/ys5pisuY1A
— Danielle Baskin ??? (@djbaskin) June 12, 2020
You can now get a custom-printed mask to show off your lovely facial features or your favorite meme
“We’re a service that prints images onto protective masks. Whether it’s a replication of your own face or your favorite meme, we care about the details. Our masks are sure to make people around you do double-takes and have a brighter day.”
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Hi, everyone! Wanted to show you more of our masks. ???????? A little bit more about me—I started this project back in February, and kept trying to iterate and improve them! We’re just finalizing production details, so go ahead and join the waitlist at maskalike.com if you’d like to order one and we’ll email you when we’re accepting orders. ?? #maskalike #selfiemasks
Let’s be honest: plain medical masks aren’t fun. Their protective function is good and all, but if you’re the type who likes to have unique things, you’ve probably gotten creative with your mask already. So if you’re looking to expand your collection, these fun, custom-printed masks from Maskalike are an absolute must-have. You can have any image you want printed on your Maskalike, including your own face! Baskin’s masks are machine washable and made of cotton, so you don’t have to worry about tossing it for a long time!
You can get a mask that makes you look barefaced
Maskalike’s first batch of custom-printed masks feature the strained grin of iconic internet meme Hide the Pain Harold. “Your favorite meme on a protective face mask,” Baskin wrote on the description. “Look permanently uncomfortable while trying to be happy and bring Harold’s energy wherever you go.” The printed mask blends so well on Baskin’s that it looks like she’s not wearing a covering at all!
The pre-printed Hide the Pain Harold masks were such a hit that all stocks sold out. For now, you join their waitlist so you can get your mask as soon as they’re available. Right now, Maskalike needs further support. They’re currently open to possible acquisition. Baskin also wrote that they’re open to forging a partnership. Interested parties can reach out to Maskalike via email ([email protected]). You can also support the service and Danielle through Patreon! Hopefully the service starts churning out their masks soon, because we’re already looking forward to stunning the people we meet with our mindboggling mask!