Was Only A Matter Of Time: Pixel Sunglasses

July 7, 2011


In other depressing eyewear news, this is a series of pixelated sunglasses from Belarussian designer Dzmitry Samal called 5dpi (dots-per-inch for those of you who have no business being on the internet). I'm not sure how I feel about them, but a hipster coworker of mine just popped like forty mustachioed boners after seeing them, so, yeah, I'm leaning towards 'they suck bigtime'.

These futuristic glasses have been designed with a pixelated effect, deliberately reflecting society's fascination with an "informational aesthetic". The design clearly refers for late 1980s computerized graphics and video games such as Tetris. While computer images and graphics have been revolutionized over the past two decades, these glasses are reminiscent of society's digital roots and how technology has inspired almost everything in use today. Even something as utilitarian as glasses can be transformed using technology.

Not gonna lie, that made me wish I'd never learned to read. The glasses are also available in a slightly more progressive, 6dpi version (pictures after the jump) that look equally as bad. Oh -- did I mention they all cost around $285? Looks like it's knock-off neon Wayfarers for you, hipster.

Hit the jump for one more shots of these, and the 6dpi ones. Or don't, I'm as upset about this as you are.




Official Site
Pixel Glasses [buzzfeed]

Thanks to Catherine, who wears sunglasses like a normal person: on top of her head and then asks if you've seen them around.

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