Normally when we envision "team spirit," images of shirtless dudes covered in paint and beer holding large foam fingers come to mind. Spanish artist Sandra Suarez has provided a far more beautiful option.
The social media-savvy artist has embarked on an inspired collaboration with Instagram in honor of the World Cup. It goes by the name of #InstaMask. Suarez, who's long had a thing for masks, crafted several thousand of them, each colorfully designed for a different country and distributed them worldwide.
"The project arose by accident," Suarez explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "I had broken a pair of glasses at home and I decided to give them a second life by transforming them into a piece of art. I found it fun to do some photos and gradually I found myself making masks, this time with cardboard. One way to recycle and make a fun project."
The resulting project is what hashtags are made for, bringing people from all over the world together over a single, polychromatic cause. The vibrant disguises epitomize the many ways art, sports, the internet, even color itself, can help bring people together from all different backgrounds.
As for Suarez: What team has she been rooting for? "I'm from Spain so I hope [for] Spain. But I have lived one year in Italy and three years in Brazil. My husband is Brazilian so I have a divided heart."
Get a taste of the rainbow below and search #instamask for more.