boo-boos, the bandaid that hurts to look at, by sherwood forlee
boo-boos, the bandaid that hurts to look at, by sherwood forlee boo-boos, the bandaid that hurts to look at, by sherwood forlee
mar 02, 2015

boo-boos, the bandaid that hurts to look at, by sherwood forlee

boo-boos, the bandaid that hurts to look at, by sherwood forlee 
all images courtesy of sherwood forlee




‘boo-boos’ aren’t for everyone, especially those with a weak stomach. the bandaids, by designer sherwood forlee–whose the. studio was responsible for anti-theft lunchbags–are a fully functioning product. however, the images featured on each one make any wound look much worse than it actually is. if not, a trip to the hospital might be a better option!

slashing sharp force trauma on wrist




forlee came up with the idea after being involved in a gruesome accident that involved more than a little blood and some minor tissue damage. after a trip to the ER a plain bandage was used to cover his wound, but forlee thought it would be more fun to show it off. currently, the project is raising funds on kickstarter.

packaging – front

packaging – back

small caliber gunshot

decubitus ulcer with maggot infestation

skin ulcer with skin slip

chemical burn

slashing sharp force trauma




designboom has received this project through its ‘DIY submissions’ feature, which welcomes readers to submit their own work for publication. see more designboom readers submissions here.

  • Hey – this is a riot – however the best customer for these are the young men and women soon to be drafted into the military. Maybe no one will peek underneath.

    Jeff Koopersmith says:

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