Available for purchase

After a long process, it took me almost a year, its finally done. The Pixelhead art work is now available as a limited Edition of 333 pieces. Please find all the information you need to order Pixelhead (still available!) below.


Photos from the Artconnect Berlin Exhibition

Please note that the guys above (only the exhibition photos) are wearing one of the latest prototypes!

Some personal notes

The limited edition is slightly different from the original you might have seen on my website. The material used is elastic fabric for beach fashion and sports gear with a Pixel-style print of the German Secretary of the Interior Hans-Peter Friedrich. The mask has holes for your eyes and mouth, so you can see and breathe comfortably while wearing. But please take a look for yourself (see photos). Each Pixelhead is signed (stamp) and numbered, and comes with an Invoice and Certificate of Authenticity.

Please note: I accept PayPal and Bitcoin (via BitPay) transfer only! Please see below for more information. If you place an order you have to accept a waiting time of at least 4 weeks (after receipt of payment).

Why is that?

Every Pixelhead is made especially for you on request. The process of digital printing and sewing will take weeks. This is because of different steps and people involved at each stage in the production chain. And of course also the shipping will take some time. Due to this reasons I am not able to process your order faster. Sorry! After your piece is finished I will send it directly via postal mail.

Please find below all the informations you need to order Pixelhead.


The full face mask Pixelhead acts as media camouflage, completely shielding the head to ensure that your face is not recognizable on photographs taken in public places without securing permission. A simple piece of fabric creates a little piece of anonymity for the Internet age. The material used is elastic fabric for beach fashion and sports gear with a fashionable Pixel-style print of German Secretary of the Interior Hans-Peter Friedrich. The mask has holes for your eyes and mouth, so you can see and breathe comfortably while wearing the mask, secure in the knowledge that your image won’t be showing up anywhere you don’t want it to.


Pixelhead limited edition
Size: Unisize (34 x 26 cm)
Material: elastic fabric, digital fabric printing color


Price on demand


  • Limited Edition of 333 pieces
  • Fully color printed (both front and lining)
  • Each Pixelhead is signed (stamp), numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
  • New Design: Pixel-style print of German Secretary of the Interior Hans-Peter Friedrich
  • Digital fabric print on elastic fabric for beach fashion, glossy, non-fade (80 % polyester, 20 % elastane)
  • Each is handsewn and printed in Germany
  • Unisize – one size fits all
  • Pixelhead is made of custom stretch-fabric which allows the mask to fit most people comfortably

I accept PayPal and Bitcoin/BitPay transfer only

I offer a secure environment for your transaction via PayPal and BitPay. This ensures both your protection and mine. Please transfer the invoice amount to the given PayPal or BitPay account. You will receive the account details after you placed your order.


I will ship anywhere in the world. For each delivery I charge € 10,00 for packaging and shipping (International shipping/shipping within Germany). You should receive it within 4 – 6 weeks after receipt of payment.

Return policy

At Studio Martin Backes I want to ensure that you are satisfied when you shop with me, so I have tried my best to cover every aspect of the masks and what you can expect from yours. However, due to hygiene issues and the fact that Pixelhead is made especially for you on request I cannot accept refunds.

Privacy policy

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested by the customer.


If you are interested in purchasing Pixelhead limited edition please write an email with your name, address and quantity to shop@martinbackes.com You will receive a reply with all needed information to place an order.

How to install Pixelhead

Below you will find some examples how you could install Pixelhead. Please note that I don`t offer neither the glas head nor the styrofoam head. But I am pretty sure you will find something in the web. I would suggest the glas head. It looks much more significant then the styrofoam head and you won`t have the white background. I suggest a height of around 32 centimeters.

Index: Award Nominee 2013

Pixelhead is nominated for the prestigious INDEX: Award 2013 in the category ‘Community’. If you like this work, please go here and click “like”. Thanks a lot! And thanks for the people who’ve already liked it!

According to their website, INDEX: Award is the biggest design award in the world worth €500.000 and widely recognized as the most important design award in the world. Please go here for more information.