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Customized VonZipper goggles for YRB Magazine [January 8th, 2012 | 5:53 pm]
Alice Meichi Li [李美姿]
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YRB Magazine recently commissioned me to customize a pair of VonZipper Misslepop snow goggles for their Nov/Dec issue (on newsstands now!), and hilarity ensues.

Alternate covers for YRB Magazine #206

I had a few ideas including a femme (typical me) "Rose-Colored Glasses" theme, but they promptly needed to be scrapped when I finally got the googles in the mail and saw that they looked like this.

And I couldn't swap out the lens for another color. And I had only a little over a week to finish it.

So I rolled with it and went with a fiery concept instead to match the amber lens. And of course, because snow and fire are opposites. (Or more dorkily, Ice and Fire...)

This is what I came up with.

Basically snow goggles + crapload of paint + LED Christmas garland + ribbons = this awesome monstrosity.

YRB also featured my finished goggles and a short interview both in their magazine and website...

(click the magazine page to go to the their official page)

Unfortunately, the photographer was unable to turn the lights on by the time they received them... (and I was unaware that the goggles were to be worn) But hopefully the concept still shows through.

Hope you enjoyed my first attempt at 3D art since 2003. Fun times!