chiara capoia

Parrot: the happiness mask

Graphic designer, brand identity developer, wanderer

Parrot: the happiness mask

Let your inner colours shine.

I designed this mask after living one of the most beautiful experiences of my life: one week at the Sziget music festival in Budapest. It takes place on a small island called Obuda in the Danube river, and people from all over the world gather for a week of dancing and enjoying music together. There I experienced freedom from time, from the phone (it was the far 2014 and there was no power bank, you had to pay to have your phone charged), from the regular world, I was just enjoying good music with good friends.

So Parrot is the symbol of an experience of friendship, freedom and music. It takes inspiration from the tribal masks but revolutionizes their meaning: it is not made to hide the wearer or to deceive those who observe it, Parrot expresses the most energetic and happy part of the wearer. It is a mask made of colours and movement, covered with feathers that degrade in the colours of the rainbow.