Pixelated Retro Designer Glasses by Dzmitry Samal

Pixelated Retro Designer Glasses by Dzmitry Samal

I’m just going to come right out and say that these pixelated designer glasses by Paris-based Belarusian designer, Dzmitry Samal, are totally rad. It’s retro-futurism at its finest!

6DPI designer glasses by Dzmitry Samal

Samal’s designer glasses collection features bitmap frames in several styles distinguished by DPI (dots per inch). The designer eyeglasses are meant to reflect our fascination with the “informational aesthetic”and fond nostalgia for 1980s computer graphics and video games.

5DPI designer glasses collection by Dzmitry Samal

These DPI glasses are so cool that even Sarah Michelle “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Gellar wears them. Just kidding. That’s actually Polish model Monika Ekiert (above), as photographed by Aurelien Godet. (But you don’t need glasses to think she looks just like Buffy, right?)

4DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

4DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

Samal is a conceptual designer whose previous work includes the human furniture collection and a lamp that looks like Karl Lagerfeld. His mission with this project was to show that even “something as utilitarian as glasses” can be transformed using technology.

DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

Samal’s eyewear collection is designed and manufactured by hand entirely in France. The frames are acetate and they can be fitted with transparent, solar or prescription lenses. Instead of the usual dull glasses case, Samal’s DPIs come in protective packaging that looks kind of like Mad Max meets Tron.

Click through for more looks, pricing and cool behind-the-scenes process shots!

5DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

5DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

 

The 4dpi designer glasses collection costs €126,00 (or ~ $167 USD) with the 5dpi & 6dpi available in several colors starting at  €298,00 (or ~ $400 USD) and the 7dpi collection for €347,00 (or ~$459 USD) available here.

6DPI designer glasses collection by Dzmitry Samal

6DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

6DPI designer glasses collection by Dzmitry Samal

DPI Collection Packaging by Dzmitry Samal

7DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

7DPI designer glasses collection by Dzmitry Samal

DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

DPI Collection by Dzmitry Samal

 

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