Pandemic Pandemonia

Health scares fuel fear, fashion and pop culture

Implications - The H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic evoked tremendous fear across the globe and at the same time it played a role shaping pop culture, design and fashion. From designer face masks to spoof fashion to iPhone pandemic trackers, entrepreneurs embraced the opportunity.
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Swine Flu Parodies - Aussie Company Unit Riders Embraces ‘The Age of Panic'
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Warm 28,183 Clicks Pub: May 20, 09
Swine Flu Parodies
Aussie Company Unit Riders Embraces ‘The Age of Panic'
Progressive action sports apparel company Unit Riders has made a series of swine flu parodies to what they are calling ‘The Age of Panic.’ They have produced a range of flat face masks and respirators… [More]
Silly Surgical Masks - Fun Face Masks to Fend Off Swine Flu Symptoms (UPDATE)
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Warm 88,662 Clicks Pub: Apr 27, 09
Silly Surgical Masks
Fun Face Masks to Fend Off Swine Flu Symptoms (UPDATE)
Since the first outbreak of swine flu symptoms, people have been wearing surgical masks to keep themselves from getting infected. But instead of wearing the plain, boring white masks, why not have a little… [More]
H1N1 Fashion - Cheeky Clothing Adds Humor to Fear of Swine Flu Symptoms
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Average 16,615 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 09
H1N1 Fashion
Cheeky Clothing Adds Humor to Fear of Swine Flu Symptoms
Wow did this ever happen quickly: Since H1N1 swine flu symptoms were first reported days ago, there has been an alternate outbreak of swine flu fashions to ease the tension. The t-shirts in the gallery… [More]
Superfluous Virus Prevention - Macabre Surgical Masks to Fend Off H1N1, aka Swine Flu
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Average 29,176 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 09
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Macabre Surgical Masks to Fend Off H1N1, aka Swine Flu
The term 'swine flu' is no more. The USDA says that since pigs can’t get swine flu, U.S. citizens should refer to the disease that will kill you as 'H1N1,' not 'swine flu.' Either way, people are taking… [More]
Health Masquerades - Designer Swine Flu Masks by CheapChampagne
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Mild 15,074 Clicks Pub: May 3, 09
Health Masquerades
Designer Swine Flu Masks by CheapChampagne
Don't knock let Swine Flu ruin your image! Thanks to a fast-acting artists around the world, designer swine flu masks are abundant online. From gold and glittery, to fake animal snout masks, there are… [More]
Stylish Epidemics - Creative Swine Flu Fashion Spreads Rapidly on the Web
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Mild 7,523 Clicks Pub: May 7, 09
Stylish Epidemics
Creative Swine Flu Fashion Spreads Rapidly on the Web
Laugh at the hysteria, and bring on the creative swine flu fashion! We’ve already featured fun and creative face masks, from fancy embellished mouth covers to silly animal snout masks. Now we’re taking… [More]
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