Beauty Never Looked So Pixelated


MocoLoco came across a kind of jewelry that's half-pixelated, half-stolen. Designers Mike and Maaike created a Stolen Jewels collection comprised of actual stolen jewels printed on scored leather. Here's how they did it:

From MocoLoco:

Per Mike and Maaike; "An exploration of tangible vs. virtual in relation to real and perceived value. Using Google Image Search, we browsed through some of the most expensive and often famous jewelry in the world, the resulting low-res images we found were stolen, doctored, then transferred onto leather, creating a tangible new incarnation. With the expense of the jewels and the intricacy of their construction stripped away, their essence and visual intensity are extracted.

Stolen Pieces include the Hope Diamond Broach, the Golden Jubilee Diamond Broach, the Great Chrysanthemum Necklace, and Imelda Marcos' Ruby Necklace with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels among others."


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