Get Socky Part II

Published October 27, 2009 by Molly

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It’s no secret that humans respond positively to repetitive forms. Architects deploy this principle to great effect, designing buildings that please the eye with recurring elements. So do artists like Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Sandy Skoglund, Yayoi Kusama and a billion others. The pleasure of repetition is one reason why sushi rolls look so delicious, and why giant bins of candy cause kids’ brains to short-circuit.

We were pleased to find that the same principle applies to clothing. These socks are made in Turkey at a family-run business that supplies socks for both the Belgian and Turkish armies. They’re woven on Italian machines computer-controlled to guarantee the exactitude of each pattern (ROBOT SOCKS!)

We think they’d make equally good hand puppets.

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