Scion AV has posted up an overview of the design objects and products we created for “Long Play,” our show at their pop-up shop/retail space on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. We had the chance to work on a scale we’d only dreamed of before, crafting the steel side-tables above as well as an array of other products, including clocks, skateboards, and pillows.
Visitors to 7667 Melrose Ave will have the chance to page through all our Draw Down publications as well, all priced to sell. Plus there are free goodies– a typographic poster and an exhibition catalog!
Hit the space up through April 17!
Scion AV Installation
7667 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Scion AV Installations recently set up a really cool gallery and shop space on Melrose Avenue in LA. Featuring artwork and products designed by a rotating roster of artists (French was first, and SSUR currently has a show up), the space also carries goods produced by artists who’ve worked with Scion AV Installations in the past as well as a curated selection of items handpicked by Scion.
We were super excited to contribute a number of products to the store, including tote bags from Part of It, some of our bookends, as well as a tote and two small books we’ve created for our newest endeavor, Draw Down Books. The photo above of the shop space has a number of these items on display, including Luck (a photo book by Isaac McKay-Randozzi published by Draw Down), our 16 pp. tote bag (celebrate small press publications!), and a Make Art Now! tote bag by the awesome UPSO, the great brain behind the ultimate art zine, Faesthetic.
If you’re in LA, check it out!
This book is the most comprehensive showcase of three-dimensional letterforms ever written, featuring over 1,300 images by more than 160 emerging talents and established individuals and studios… including Gluekit. We were thrilled to be included!
Gluekit’s Brick Bookends are now available at Third Drawer Down and The Museum of Art Souvenirs Store in Australia.
From their website: Assembling a curated array of art and designer products, the store functions as both showroom, design studio, museum and retail space with objects either hand picked from various popular cultural contexts or made by Third Drawer Down for leading Museums around the world. The Museum of Art Souvenirs Store is nestled behind a graffiti tagged garage door and is Australia’s only trading museum. It’s like visiting all the best museum stores in one spot, and shipped everywhere (even to the moon). Our eccentric and witty taste of products by artists/designers and niche brands include crayon rocks, chocolate pie charts, giant corn cob stools, children’s art supplies, limited edition textiles, bed linens and publications that question the mainstream conditions under which art and culture are bought and sold.
Lots of cool stuff to check out when you visit!
Gluekit has made some “Stacked Bricks” bookends available in powder coated red steel. Get them now at Park Life in San Francisco!
What better way to ring in the new year (Happy 2009!!) then by making some noise! And this handy tote, designed by Wyeth Hansen, can remind you to keep the beat strong throughout the whole year. A portion of the profits have been designated by Wyeth to go to the Fresno Arts Council.
Available from Part of It for $20 + shipping.
Jeremyville’s Sketchel project has launched a second series of one-off (supremely limited edition) messenger bags. Graphic makers from around the world have contributed to the project, creating a rainbow of messenger bags for every taste and outfit. There are still a few Gluekit sketchels available from Series One, including the peachy one above. Britney, tigers, and computer iconography? Yes indeed! Click here for Gluekit’s contributions, filed under “Christopher Sleboda” and get your very own special edition bag.
Part of It is proud to present “Logika Neutrala Facila,” a new design by the esteemable Stuart Bailey (of Dexter Sinister and Dot Dot Dot fame) now available at a special PRE-ORDER price from the PoI website. We’re thrilled to welcome Mr. Bailey to the project! He’s chosen the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York City to receive a portion of the profits from sales of this design. HASK does truly important work, serving meals to some of New York City’s neediest folks, and offering a range of services that can be a lifeline to those on the streets.
We’re very happy to announce that Part of It will be celebrating Daniel Eatock’s “Best Before October 26, 2008” project, which he created to coincide with the closing of his exhibition at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philly). We’re hosting a sale of Eatock’s “Alphabet” shirt at a special price but the sale will end on October 26.
This weekend we stopped by his exhibition, “Extra Medium,” which is Eatock’s first solo show in the United States. Happily, we also were able to pick up his new book, Imprint, which features his life’s work thus far and, to our happy surprise, includes his Alphabet design for Part of It!
The totes are available now from Part of It ($20). The same design on a classic white tee is $28. A portion of the profits from both products has been designated by Wyeth to go to the Fresno Arts Council.
Go ahead, make some noise!
We were super honored to find out last week that we were included in Mike Perry’s most recent book on hand-drawn pattern-making, Over and Over (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008). When we saw the pre-publication announcements, we put the new book on our wish list, but lo and behold, we’re actually in it! We couldn’t be more thrilled. Like MP’s last book, Hand Job: A Catalog of Type, this one is chock full of inspiration, insight, and awesomeness from cover to cover.
As we mentioned previously, the Friends of P project is raising money for the Lupus Foundation of America. If you purchase a from Part of It, a portion of your sale will go to the LFA. Direct donations are also still being accepted at the Friends of P website.
Adrian Johnson’s wonderful “Resistance is Fertile” design is now available on totes and t-shirts at Part of It! These are perfect summer items with a terrific message and a smart graphic. The bags are printed on natural totes ($20.00); tees are silver grey in a variety of Unisex sizes ($28). Adrian’s selected WWF to benefit from sales of products with this design. We love the new totes and tees, and hope you will too!
We’re proud and very happy to announce that Wyeth Hansen’s design for Part of It, “Make Some Noise!” is now available on both natural tote bags (above, $20) and comfy unisex t-shirts ($28). The shirts are a bright white tee, which is perfect for summer sporting! It’s a really sparkling design sure to amp up enthusiasm wherever it goes! A portion of the profits will go to Wyeth’s chosen recipient, the Fresno Arts Council in Fresno, California.
Available now at Part of It. Check it out!
We just got ours in the mail today and are so happy with the way they turned out. We hope you will be too if you decide to order one– Threadless prints in separate editions so this is your chance to snap up a first edition of the tee!
We think it’s a statement everyone can support, especially in this all-important election year in the States. The totes, as above, are printed on a ravishing apple red with white Caslon type ($20), while the tees are on a fine azure blue ($28). On a purely personal level, both items are a great reminder in any context that honesty is the best policy. A portion of the sales benefit Free Press, a US-based, non-partisan organization that promotes decentralized broadcasting and works to reform the media.
Available now at Part of It!