LEGO Goes Vogue With Pixelated Wigs
Holland-based concept designer Elroy Klee is playing with LEGOs in a very unexpected way. What else would one do with LEGOs other than create wigs?
Freelance brand designer and prominent art director Klee, who works in the field of illustration, 3D, and set design, brings the world “Mindplay: Bricks on Me.”
The former graffiti artist describes his artistic style as “a mixture of graff, typo, optical 3D, and a bit of Dutch design.”
So, in collaboration with photographers Niki Kits-Polman and Ebo Fraterman and make-up artist Esther Dijkman, Klee went to town producing an advertisement using LEGOs to fashion hairstyles on three models.
The looks include a traditional 70s fro, a short pixie crop do, and a blonde layered look created by using black, red, and yellow pieces respectively.
The carefully fitted “wigs” were a challenge for the models to keep balanced on their heads, but the finished images show the models mastered that feat and eventually knocked it out of the park.
Perhaps more photo shoots will utilize the new hair-dos and cut down on environmentally unfriendly hair products, but some say this was more about a campaign to stop the unnecessary production of the ever-growing construction of “iconic skyscrapers.”
With Klee’s 15-years plus in the art world, he prides himself on providing “substantive yet simple and workable solutions for complex questions.”
And the question here is, will pixelated LEGO wigs become the next big thing?