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.
Incase and Arkitip are excited to officially launch the Curated by Arkitip project with the much-anticipated KRINK Sleeve, now available through the Incase web store, Arkitip, select Apple® retail and better boutiques.
Curated by Arkitip is an ongoing project designed for Incase aimed at delivering artistically embellished Apple®-based products to users who have an appreciation for the creative arts and technology. Artists are carefully chosen by Arkitip for dedication to their respective art forms and unique points of view.
“This project is a natural extension of what I do with Arkitip,” comments Sas, Arkitip Art Director. “We are giving artists a medium where they can be creative and gain exposure at the same time. Curated by Arkitip allows me to continue to work with artists that I respect and admire.”
First in the Curated by Arkitip series is the KRINK Sleeve, a limited-edition collaborative effort between Incase, Arkitip and artist KR (Craig Costello). KR is the creator of Krink, a line of handmade inks and markers fit for use in both street and studio environments. KR’s products gained notoriety through their association with his work in the street, the studio and his dripping ink aesthetics. Curated by Arkitip merges KR’s artistry with the Incase notebook sleeve, a signature piece within the Incase line, resulting in a refined version of the classic sleeve.
“The collaboration was born of mutual respect and a core belief in quality and innovation that applies to both design and art,” comments Damon Way, Incase Chief Brand Officer. “The sleeve, in effect, acts as a canvas or billboard for KR and other artists. KR’s design makes a bold statement on a very utilitarian object.”