To support a local small business, you don’t have to give the shirt off your back—you just have to design one. In April, Device Creative Collaborative launched Project: Proceed to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in their native Winston-Salem, NC. Every week since, Device has released new custom T-shirts featuring local establishments, makers and creators, with 50% of the profits going directly to the businesses. Now, Device is looking further afield. “We’
Here at PRINT, we see designers creating so many brilliant wearables—from T-shirts to fitness devices to tote bags—that we knew we needed a competition just for them. So, this year, we launched the Wearable Design Awards. Entires poured in, and we took our time in sifting through and pulling out 10 Outstanding Achievement Winners and one Best of Show Winner. The thoughtfully designed pieces showcased below are meant to be worn, to be used, to be seen. We hope you love them as
Elbert Chu Confession: I’m a watch geek. And I’ve long been on the hunt for a durable timepiece with multiple time-zone functionality for travel … one that doesn’t look absurd, or so gigantic that it resembles a Medieval gauntlet. So when I saw Manhattan-based Elbert Chu’s lovely COURG project exploding on Kickstarter, I wanted to find out more. Here, Elbert talks how he created the watch, the power of Kickstarter, and how, exactly, as of press time he has exceeded his $30,00
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Name of Studio: Wit & Whistle
Location: Cary, North Carolina
Design school attended: NC State College of Design A book of snarky last-minute greeting cards How would you describe your work?