jyo john mulloor forms footwear faces that express a range of emotions
jyo john mulloor forms footwear faces that express a range of emotions jyo john mulloor forms footwear faces that express a range of emotions
may 07, 2016

jyo john mulloor forms footwear faces that express a range of emotions

jyo john mulloor forms footwear faces that express a range of emotions
all images courtesy of jyo john mulloor




dubai-based digital designer jyo john mulloor is fascinated by the intersection between the human body and inanimate objects. his previous visualizations include a set of custom-made human head helmets, and bodily extremities as fleshy footwear, each which use digital tools in the making of surreal scenarios. 


mulloor returns with a mashup of faces and footwear, tuning shoes into the manifestation of physical facial expressions. emotions ranging from surprise to terror and laughter are subtly indicated by the shape of the shoe. laces tie up around the female figure’s nose, while the inside of the footwear becomes an open mouth. the digitally manipulated compositions are the consequence of experimentation between the combination of photographic sources of both humans and shoes — the final results of which form surreal, yet strangely familiar versions of reality.

the second emotion in the series indicates surprise

the third emotion depicts laughter

initial experimentation and tests using photographic sources

original images versus the digitally-manipulated series



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: nina azzarello | designboom

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