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Design Graduate Builds A Gun That Transforms Your Tears Into Bullets

By Izza Sofia, 21 Mar 2017



Growing up in strict social hierarchy can lead to real frustration.

The bottling of thoughts, biting one’s tongue regularly and having to uphold unquestionable respect is what inspired young designer Yi-Fei Chen to create the ‘Tear Gun’.

After years of suppressing emotions to avoid rudeness, Chen’s design is the literal expression of her internal struggle to speak her mind.

The ‘Tear Gun’ works by catching tears under the wearer’s eye with a silicon pocket. They are then funnelled into a steampunk-like brass system. A small bottle filled with dry ice fixed to the back of the pistol freezes the teardrops into solid bullets, ready to be fired into the face of authority. 

Read more about the ‘Tear Gun’ here.

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[via Dezeen, images via Youtube]
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