Hand Painted Eyewear: Artistic Innovations in Sunglasses

One of the coolest thing about the past was innovation. if something hadn't been done before, it was considered innovative. A simple idea such as painting eyewear was a thought that someone conceptualized and took to market. Seeing as it was a new concept it was received by the masses in a great way. In today's market, a task as beautiful as this could be considered a cheap technique. With technological advancements in the form of creating eyewear a simple paint job looses its flair. What once was a very special add on to the average contemporary eyewear now seems cheap. Is this a bad thing? Or a good thing?