Bagged and Tagged

August 8, 2008

This summer, alumnus David Ben-David (BFA 2005 Graphic Design) and his business partner Eddie Shabbot launched Tatoot, a new company that is putting the work of graffiti artists on a line of limited-edition backpacks and messenger bags. The pair brought together 10 street-art practitioners and had them apply their skills and styles in a competition; each artist designed a bag, and the winning designs where manufactured by Tatoot. The result is a collection of six functional carriers emblazoned with energetic graffiti designs, available at select locations in New York City and through Tatoot’s online store,
Another unusual product to appear recently is a set of promotional playing cards from The Illustration Conference (ICON). In advance of this summer’s event, ICON had students from four colleges—SVA, FIT, The New School and Parsons—create a deck of cards that was handed out as a commemorative gift to more than 400 illustrators who attended. Each school was responsible for a suit, and SVA’s students created the spades. Four students from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department (Lisel Ashlock, You Byun, Ray Jones and Anna Raff); two members of the program’s class of 2008 (Michael Marsicano and Kat O’Brien); two students from the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department (Darlin Frometa and Joseph Glonek); and four 2008 BFA graduates (Nicholas Danzi, Yoko Furusho, Victor Marchand Kerlow and Jen Lee) each contributed original illustrations to the pack.
Image: Colombia, Lady Graffiti messenger bag, 2008.

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