Bike culture in NYC is a vibrant part of the city, so we love any quirky bike swag that might make heads turn. These crazy bike helmets called Project:Human Helmet from Dubai-based designer Jyo John Mulloor are a great example. The conceptual gear doesn’t look like a regular helmet, but rather it was designed to resemble the surface of a human scalp. Weird, right?
When wearing these highly realistic shaved-head helmets, riders will look as if they have on no helmet at all. They’re drawn out in four different design options including a woman’s head, man’s head with goggles, man’s head with earrings, and a man’s head with ears.
Mulloor, who’s from the southern Indian state of Kerala, has been a passionate motorcyclist for all of his life. He loves everything about motorbiking except the helmets. But regardless of his distaste for the things, he understands their importance, and therefore created Project:Human Helmet as a response to this contradictory relationship.
Although the initial designs were developed for personal interest alone, the project has since received appreciation from around the word, and some manufacturers have even expressed interest in production. To learn more about Mulloor and his work, visit his website.
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Images courtesy of Jyo John Mulloor