Bark Knight: Wearable Batman Cowl Made From Tree Bark

July 10, 2015


This is the wearable Batman cowl made from tree bark by French artist Christophe Guinet. I wood wear that. See what I did there? I'm sorry, it's Friday and my brain told me to piss off even before lunch.

together with warner bros france and the splendens factory, the artist has designed the iconic batman suit primarily out of tree bark, vegetal moss, lichen and fungus. a foam mold of the batman suit and helmet has been carefully wrapped and covered in layers of tree bark, forming the suit's distinctive pointed ears, opening for the mouth and nose, and defensive shoulder covering. 'the bark of the tree is like the suit of the superheroes -- a protective force,' guinet says. 'the foam strengthens the balance that exists between the symbiosis of nature and that of this mythical character.'

I don't know about all that, but I bet Batman actually built the cowl to try to impress Poison Ivy. Then his plan backfired when she found out all the trees he had to cut down to make it, so she stuck her foot up his ass and planted a watermelon in his stomach. Did you know when I was a kid my mom told me pregnant women had watermelons growing in their stomachs? That's why to this day I have never tried watermelon. That is also why it's important to be honest with your kids and tell them that's actually how bowling balls are made. They all work for Brunswick.

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Thanks to Dave L, who made himself a tar and feather Batman cowl and gets mistaken for a giant chicken everywhere he goes.

  • Ed

    I was trying to think up a snappy comment about how dumb this is when I changed my mind and started to like it. He's probably the coolest guy in all France.

  • Citrus Lump

    replace robin with woodpecker?

  • dougfunnay

    'the foam strengthens the balance that exists between the symbiosis of nature and that of this mythical character.'

    i feel like im reading a bad translation

  • Scaramouche

    *husky voice* I'm Barkman...

  • So no one is gonna say it? The Bark Knight?

  • Roark

    Where is his Trusty Side Kick - SAP. He needs Him at his side when the have to face off with his Nemesis: Mr. Termite - He loves Wood - He can't get enough of that stuff

  • iofo61

    Mr. Plant? Mr. Plant?! Are you fucking kidding me? If you're going there then you go with Plantman. Dun-na-na-na-na-na-na-na PLANTMAN!

  • Tyguy

    I'm wondering if that name is the name/logo of the person who supplied the material or made it...?

  • TheQiwiMan

    Thats not Bat Man. The symbol clearly says "Mr. Plant". Maybe this is the hero that France deserves.... But not the one it needs...

  • Shane Thompson

    Treebark batman. That line of thinking loses wars.

  • Jenness

    And not one picture with a red woodpecker or owl....sighs

  • Clampity

    That shit has gotta be so warm.

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