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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Swine Flu Social Art
Swine Flu Social Art
The Obama 'Cope' With H1N1 Poster
The iconic Obama Hope poster gets a swine flu (or H1N1) update to reflect the social panic about this disease. The Obama COPE poster puts a mask on Obama’s mouth in acknowledgment of the effect this… MORE
Carnavalesque Swine Flu Masks
Carnavalesque Swine Flu Masks
Yoriko Yoshida's Chic Surgical Masks
Due to the recent outbreak of H1N1 aka swine flu, surgical masks may have gone from being pieces of medical paraphernalia worn by health professionals and Michael Jackson to bona fide fashion accessories… MORE
Masked Avatars
Masked Avatars
Swine Flu Face Masks Take Over Facebook Profile Pictures
Swine flu is attacking Mexico City, and because of it a lot of people are wearing face masks to protect the spread of illness. While some are panicking, several great Mexican attitudes are shining—one… MORE
Pandemic Apps
Pandemic Apps
IntuApps Swine Flu Tracker Helps You Avoid Areas of H1N1 Outbreak
The IntuApps Swine Flu Tracker is just another example of our obsessions with fear, news and Apple iPhone apps. It's simple, it just tracks new outbreaks of the H1N1 disease as they happen, but the IntuApps… MORE
Opportunistic Swine Flu Gear
Opportunistic Swine Flu Gear
The USB Surgical Mask Fends Off H1N1 Influenza, Wastes Energy
Talk about an opportunistic gadget: This USB surgical mask not only fends off the H1N1 influenza virus (formerly known as swine flu), but it features a USB-powered filter to circulate fresh air into your… MORE
Fashionable Germ Guards
Fashionable Germ Guards
Handmade Fashionable Swine Flu Masks
Looking for fashionable swine flu masks? Look no further, because we've found some of the most fun germ-guarding face covers around the web. Over the last weeks we've seen some beautiful, hilarious and… MORE

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