Beautiful star vest lights up the night #WearableWednesday
Thanks to Tyler for writing in to share his star vest project with us! Nice work!
I’m a big proponent of technology and art, and especially technology in art! While I’m nowhere near someone like Anouk Wipprecht, I’m really interested in both functional and aesthetic wearables. To that end, I wanted to create a vest that I could wear to parties or events like Burning Man that were not only fun and looked good, but also lit up to keep me from being a darkwad1.
Taking inspiration from the stars above and from a previous project I did, I thought it would be fun to take an upcycled vintage vest and turn it into a star-studded art-vest.
1darkwad (n) – someone without proper illumination at night who could get hit by bicyclists and art cars
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