Give your MacBook Air the protection it needs with the style it deserves with our new Hammered Hardshell Case. Featuring a highly textured surface that mimics impressions from a metalsmith’s hammer, the Hammered Hardshell Case creates a stand out visual while providing protection in a complementary design.
The Hammered Hardshell Case’s simple and minimal design allows for easy, snap-on attachment excellent notebook coverage. Its durable, injection-molded construction offers a precise fit and unobstructed access to all side ports while rubberized feet provide excellent desktop grip and allow cooling air circulation.
The Hammered Hardshell Case for MacBook Air is available now in our webstore and the Apple Store in Black and Clear with Strawberry and Tropic Blue to follow in September.
For those of you looking for Hardshell Cases for the 15″ MacBook Pro Retina, we are working on them and will announce them as soon as they are available, so be sure to keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook.
There will be games, rides, prizes and, of course, performances by Tyler, Hodgy, Left, Domo, Mike G, Earl, The Internet, Trash Talk as well as other to-be-announced special guests, all going down on September 30 at Club Nokia at L.A. Live.
Tickets are available now in three packages, so get ‘em while you can. We’re also cooking up some special exclusives for the event, so stay tuned for more info!
Today, we present the third and final installment of our Room 205 episode with Peggy Honeywell with a closing performance of “Peach and Yellow Skies.”
Peggy Honeywell is the musical alter-ego of visual artist Clare Rojas. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1999, Peggy is a self-taught guitar and banjo player who draws inspiration from proto-folk and bluegrass/country artists like Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Roy Orbison. Peggy Honeywell has released four albums, two of which can be found on the highly esteemed Galaxia label out of San Francisco, CA.
Special thanks goes to Clare Rojas for making this episode of Room 205 possible. Without her graceful songs and considerable artistic skills we couldn’t have done it. Thanks also to director Conor Simpson, set designer Tamarra Younis, audio engineer Jon Gilbert, DP Michael Silva, producer Arlie Carstens and web czar Marcel Appelman.
We are excited to introduce a new episode of Picture Perfect with photographer Christopher Anderson. In this episode, we sit down with Anderson at his studio in Brooklyn to learn more about his past projects, including the life-changing assignment he took on for The New York Times Magazine in 1999. We then follow Anderson all over New York City as he captures the people and stories within the city in new and intimate ways as part of his work for New York Magazine.
Anderson is a member of Magnum Photos and internationally recognized for his emotionally charged photographs that cross the boundaries of documentary and art photography. Born in Kelowna, British Columbia Canada in 1970, Anderson grew up in Abilene, Texas, where his interest in photography grew after an early job out of university printing pictures for The Dallas Morning News. He gained recognition in 1999 when he boarded a handmade wooden boat with Haitian refugees to document their attempt to sail to America. The boat, named Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000, the images from that harrowing journey received the Robert Capa Gold Medal.
Anderson is also known for his work as a war photographer. His images from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and the conflict in Israel have also received international acclaim. In 2004, he traveled to Venezuela to document the self-described “revolution” of Hugo Chavez. The resulting book, Capitolio (RM 2009), was named one of the best photographic books of 2010 at the Kassels Photobook Festival, and has since been turned into a groundbreaking app for iPhone and iPad. In our exclusive bonus footage, Anderson gives us a tour of an exhibition of portraits of New York-based war photographers. He explains that he made the photographs on the weekend after Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros’ death in Libya and gives us a glimpse into this very tight community. The show opened as a benefit to RISC, an organization that was started by Sebastian Junger and whose aim is to make things safer for photographers and journalists on the front lines.
Anderson was one of the early members of the agency VII, formed by legendary photographers James Nachtwey and Antonin Kratochvil. He joined Magnum Photos in 2005. He has served as a contract photographer for Newsweek and National Geographic Magazine, and is currently the first ever “Photographer in Residence” at New York Magazine.
For this very special episode of Room 205, director Conor Simpson, set designer Tamarra Younis and audio engineer Jon Gilbert take us on a journey through the intimate inner-landscapes of enigmatic country/folk singer Peggy Honeywell.
Peggy Honeywell is the musical alter-ego of visual artist Clare Rojas. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1999, Peggy is a self-taught guitar and banjo player who draws inspiration from proto-folk and bluegrass/country artists like Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Roy Orbison, but adds a unique ethereal quality to her songs about love and loss. She has released four albums, two of which can be found on the highly esteemed Galaxia label out of San Francisco, CA.
With performances featuring vibrant abstract geometry, natural wonder, and a 60’s nightclub vibe in combination with Peggy’s soaring, angelic primitive folk music, this episode is one that will stick with you for a lifetime.
Look for the final Peggy Honeywell performance in Room 205 to launch on August 30.
Our new episode of Picture Perfect features photographer Chris Anderson. We first visit Anderson at his studio to talk about some of his past projects, including a life-changing assignment he took on for The New York Times Magazine. We then go on assignment with Anderson as he adds to an ongoing body of work about New York City.
Be sure to check out the full episode when it airs on August 15th.
As a painter, illustrator, writer and musician, Clare Rojas has thoughtfully woven an intricate multimedia world. We are proud to introduce a capsule collection with the San Francisco-based artist who has infused a fresh and feminine perspective to signature Incase bags and cases with her colorful animal characters and abstract patterns created just for the collection.
Rojas’ visual artistry encompasses a broad spectrum from modern abstract to delicately detailed figures. Stark backgrounds emphasize carefully rendered geometric patterns, a part of what Rojas calls her current exploration of “domestic abstract interiors”, focusing on patterns, color and composition in simple and reduced forms. Figures and characters, whose narratives are the centerpieces of Rojas’ previous bodies of work, make an appearance in the collection in the form of a colorful and expressive owl. The two perspectives come together harmoniously in the four-piece Incase for Clare Rojas collection, which is comprised of a Campus Pack, Tote Bag, 13″ Protective Sleeve and iPhone Pouch.
Rojas gives a unique voice to her visual art through music. Performing under the pseudonym Peggy Honeywell, her folk-inspired style ranges from easygoing tales of everyday life to meditations on friendship, love and the human spirit. Peggy Honeywell has released four albums, two of which can be found on Galaxia Records out of San Francisco. In addition to the collaborative collection, we are excited to launch a new three-part episode of Room 205 featuring Peggy Honeywell, the first of which debuts in conjunction with the release of the product collection. For the episode, Rojas painted the bold, abstract backdrop against which she performs. The second and third installments of the Peggy Honeywell episode will release on August 13th and 20th.
The release of Incase for Clare Rojas comes on the cusp of Rojas’ new exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, which will run from September 15 to October 21 followed by an exhibition at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles.
Incase for Clare Rojas is available now in our webstore with prices ranging from $49.95 to $129.95. Be sure to check back on August 13 and 20 for new installments of Room 205 featuring Peggy Honeywell.
We are proud to debut our latest Apple Exclusive commemorating the opening of Apple’s new store in Barcelona. The limited-edition Snap Case features an all-over mosaic tile design with shapes inspired by the work of renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, whose famous buildings, such as the Casa Batlló, are found throughout the city.
Our limited-edition Snap Case is available now exclusively at the Apple Store, Passeig de Gràcia.
VICE and Incase are excited to introduce a new episode of Picture Perfect with British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews. In this episode, we visit Mathews in her studio to talk about her background and journey to working as a documentary photographer. We then travel to Azerbaijan with Mathews to take a closer look at how the Caspian region is re-defining itself in the wake of new oil wealth and get an inside look as she photographs the people who live on and around the ancient sea.
Mathews was born in London in 1982. After earning a degree in Fine Art at Oxford University, she worked in the feature film industry for four years. Though exciting, she questioned its extravagance and wanted to work on something quieter, more economical, where there was room for spontaneity and intimacy with her subject. Since dedicating herself to photography, her subject matter has been diverse, from Uzbek gravediggers on the Caspian coast, to Hasidic Jews on holiday in Wales and Muslim Uighurs in China.
In 2010, Mathews hitchhiked from China back to Britain, which became a recce for a lifetime’s work ahead, informing her way of working both at home and abroad. In our exclusive bonus footage, Mathews shares with us footage she took during another recent journey to the Caspian region, giving us a rare look at what’s locally called “the doors of hell.”
Mathews has recently been awarded the BJP International Photography Award, the Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award and the Flash Forward Emerging Photographer’s Award by the Magenta Foundation. Her work on the Caspian region has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and shortlisted for the London Photography Award. In the last six months she’s been named photographer to watch in PDN’s 30, The Observer’s New Talent Issue and the Telegraph’s most promising new artists feature. Her work is published internationally by media outlets including The New York Times, the Saturday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Dazed and Confused and Harper’s Bazaar.
We are proud to introduce the latest additions to the Incase for Andy Warhol Collection. Now in its fifth installment, the new releases include tote bags and cases for iPhone 4S, iPad and MacBook featuring an image from Warhol’s breakout film, Chelsea Girls, his playful So Many Stars illustration, a revealing self portrait from his Photobooth series and a new version of the iconic Cow Wallpaper.
During the 1960s Andy Warhol focused more on making films, including the controversial 1966 Chelsea Girls. An amalgam of semi-scripted and unscripted scenes complete with crude sound and camerawork, Chelsea Girls often resembles a raw prototype for today’s reality television. Warhol claimed he was “just photographing what happens” in his movies, however with Chelsea Girls, Warhol delivered “reality” through his own unique vision. The unblinking display of sex and drugs drove the film’s notoriety, but stylistically Chelsea Girls is a kinetic revelation that evolves from black and white to full color, with fragmented scenes depicted on a split screen. Our four-piece product series pays homage to Warhol’s famed film, with bags and cases for iPhone 4S, iPad and MacBook.
The updated Cow Wallpaper product range features Warhol’s groundbreaking screenprint in a new bold yellow hue on premium denim fabric. His 1966 Cow Wallpaper opened an intriguing new avenue for creative expression. Warhol transformed an ordinary photo of a docile cow into a whimsical subject by using striking colors in his signature silkscreen process.
While much of Warhol’s most recognizable artwork is silkscreened prints, many of his early works are ink illustrations. So Many Stars (circa 1958) reveals a playful side to his art that continued to evolve throughout his career. The sprightly artistry has been applied to Incase’s signature Snap Case for a lighthearted, expressive option for iPhone 4S.
Warhol’s experimental portrait photography in photo booths provided the basis for some of his most beloved silkscreen works. With the booth’s privacy curtain drawn and photos automatically shot by a machine, the subject could feel liberated to reveal his or her essence instead of being self-conscious in front of a human photographer. In the selection of photo strips chosen for this collection, Warhol himself is the photo booth’s subject. The strip image is serially repeated on the Photobooth Snap Case for iPhone 4S in keeping with one of the artist’s hallmark techniques.
The new Incase for Andy Warhol designs are available now in our webstore.