We love how-to guides. They’re probably what the internet is all about (think forums, FAQs, and websites like the brilliant www.instructables.com) and it’s always great to see people offering their knowledge to the public. Harrison Krix is such a person. In March 2009 the prop designer decided to build an exact copy of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christos golden Daft Punk helmet – and he succeeded.
Last year he published a 3 minute-long video of his crafting efforts, from the early concept stages to the final result in around 17 months – and boy did that helmet look pretty! Now the American graphic designer is back with a second video, but this time with a copy of Thomas Bangaltar’s silver helmet, which he spent 4 months of work on (check out his flickR for more images).
Sadly, these two are unique pieces and he won’t be accepting job offers for further copies. I’d give close to anything in the world to own one of these – together with an exact copy of Hedi Slimane’s leather jumpsuits, of course!
While we’re at it: see below for Daft Punk’s Soma-released ‘Drive’ that we mentioned the other day.