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Artist Turns Corrective Helmets for Babies into Works of Art

Plagiocephaly is a neonatal disorder popularly known as “baby flat-head.” During gestation, a baby’s skull encounters resistance and grows a flattened surface. One common treatment is to wear a custom helmet that corrects the growth as the child ages.

Perhaps they’re not pretty appliances, but Paula Strawn is here to fix that problem. Over the past 10 years, she’s painted 1,200 helmets with playful and fancy designs, from the works of Van Gogh to super heroes. You can view more here.

-via Pleated Jeans

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