Masculine Week Part 5: Masculine Fun and Fake

Fake superheroes: These characters made by Mark Newport are childhood memories of the ultimate man – the Dad every boy wants, the man every boy wants to grow up to be. His hand knit acrylic re-creations of these heroes’ costumes combine their heroic, protective, ultra masculine, yet vulnerable persons with the protective gestures of his mother – hand knit acrylic sweaters meant to keep him safe from New England winters.

Fake footwear: hand-cut, glued, acrylic-painted and oil-stained cardboard shoes made by Mike Leavitt. Via Illusion 360°.

Fake ties: Dress For Dinner Napkins from The Spoon Sisters. Via Illusion 360°
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