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'Eden Condoms' Feature Iconic Images of Adam and Eve On the Packaging

 - May 21, 2017
References: rijksmuseum.nl & observer
'Eden Condoms' are a project by Spanish-based artists Esther Pi & Timo Waag that feature the iconic etchings of Adam and Eve from 16th and 17th century artists on the wrappers of the condoms.

The duo were challenged with creating an art piece that was a practical, everyday item based on works from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum world famous collection. The pair settled on designing condoms for their common yet slightly taboo nature, which they felt would make the perfect medium for the etchings of the biblical couple.

Pi and Waag viewed the condom as a symbolic representation of a man-made device that allows people to explore their sexuality. This is paired with the wrapper's images of Eden, which, according to the artists, represents "the equality between the sexes and the unity between man, nature and God. To be able to live our sexuality on those terms, without a sense of shame, guilt or fear, is according to Eden Condoms the way to paradise."