Today we launch the latest installment of the Curated by Arkitip project with New York-based HunterGatherer. The brainchild of Todd St. John, HunterGatherer is an award-winning design, illustration, animation and production studio.
St. John and frequent HunterGatherer collaborator Gary Benzel created the woodgrain pattern and have applied it to products ranging from furniture to skateboard decks. The signature design has been reintroduced for Curated by Arkitip, ornamenting two of our own signature products: the MacBook Sleeve and iPhone Slider Case.
HunterGatherer is known for its spare, but inventive projects, often combining experimental and hand-built techniques with more complex methods. Since 2000, HunterGatherer has stayed decidedly small, focusing on a limited number of assignments across a wide range of mediums. The HunterGatherer products for Curated by Arkitip add to the studio’s body of work, which include a number of animation projects for clients such as Nike, VH1 and The New York Times T: Magazine, as well as ongoing work for New York City’s green initiative, GreeNYC.
The HunterGatherer 15″ Sleeve for MacBook Pro and HunterGatherer Slider Case for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G are available today in our webstore and arkitip.com with availability following shortly in select Apple retail stores and better boutiques.
To learn more about the project, watch the video featuring interviews with HunterGatherer artists Todd St. John and Gary Benzel.
The HunterGatherer Slider Case and 15″ Sleeve will be available next Tuesday along with a video that will give an inside look at the process and inspiration of designers Todd St. John and Gary Benzel.
HunterGatherer was founded in 2000 by Todd St. John as a way to bring projects ranging from product design to animation all under one roof. Since then, the studio has become internationally known for its inventiveness and distinctive fusing of hand-built and high-end techniques, creating influential work for everyone from MTV to the New York Times.
The woodgrain-inspired products for Incase are based on a design collaboration between St. John and Gary Benzel, a frequent HunterGatherer collaborator. Be on the look out for more information about our project with HunterGatherer. Products will be available on June 23.