For the eighth installment of Curated by Arkitip, artist José Parlá documents his experiences in calligraphic and palimpsestic code using our signature protective cases. Available today, the José Parlá capsule collection for Curated by Arkitip features original Parlá artwork applied to the 15″ MacBook Pro Sleeve and Convertible Book Jacket for iPad, both of which are constructed of premium pebbled leather, as well as the Slider Case for iPhone 4.
According to Parlá, “the Incase and Arkitip Curated project is interesting to me because it is a way to incorporate the artist’s story into an art object that is accessible to a global audience.”
Featuring three distinct pieces of Parlá’s imagery—Lost Horizon, Li-Jiang and Miami Writers Circa 1986—the Curated by Arkitip collection serves as textually chronicled memories. The original markings appear on backdrops that resemble the distressed surfaces he encounters and the cosmetic results of passed time: city walls marred from layers of paint, old posters and years of neglect. They have now been transcribed onto protective cases for Apple devices in the spirit of communicating Parlá’s art through the lens of mobile product.
“As a friend and personal fan of his work, it has been a real honor to work with José in the context of Incase and our Curated by Arkitip program. I am extremely proud of the result as we were able to explore new territory with premium materials, artistic embellishment and unique packaging,” said Damon Way, Incase Chief Brand Officer. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to offer such creative and memorable products to the Incase audience.”