An Illustrated History Of Gas Masks

The gas mask has a history that dates back thousands of years, though it wasn't until World War I that it became nightmare fodder for Doctor Who and countless other stories. Here is a sometimes terrifying history of the gas mask, from its beginnings through the present day. » 5/13/13 3:00pm 5/13/13 3:00pm

Time now for some gas mask soccer

Welcome to the apocalypse: It's 1916, and with the threat of chemical warfare lurking around the corner, these British troops stationed in France aren't taking any chances. » 4/17/13 7:40am 4/17/13 7:40am

These WWII nurses in gas masks look like retro-futuristic superheroes

Pictured here: members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, ca. 1942. The masks, combined with the nurse's uniforms, look like something out of a 1940s comic book. These are the ladies we want saving us from peril. More at Retronaut and Adventures in Geneology. » 1/22/13 11:30am 1/22/13 11:30am

Aperture Science gas mask turns your face into a Portal gun

In case you've ever wanted to transform your mug into an Aperture Science Portable Quantum Tunneling Device, crafter Two Horns United has built one that fits right on your chin. I imagine it's incredibly useful if you're the kind of clumsy individual who frequently finds yourself plummeting off cliffs face-first. Wear… » 5/24/12 7:05am 5/24/12 7:05am

Heroin Fun Kits, Suicide Cola, and Other Unfortunate Products from the…

Will corporations still market to consumers at the end of the world? Designer Carl Bender certainly thinks so, and his series Anarkon imagines the sorts of products companies will try to sell consumers after the apocalypse, complete with pretty packaging. » 11/27/09 8:30am 11/27/09 8:30am

Gas Masks That Turn Biochemical Warfare Into Art

Tom Banwell's ornate gas masks capture the creativity and detail of retro-futurist style. If you must plunge into a world of zombifying gases, at least you can look good. » 10/21/09 3:42pm 10/21/09 3:42pm