Office's art prints are featured in a Fab.com sale
, starting today.
From Fab: "Office makes small, but not so subtle prints that merge the brilliance and patience of folk craft with outrageous, 21st century colors, textures and subjects. Its metallic stamp accents pop and weave with bold tones to invite a closer look and keep viewers guessing."
With special Fab prices, it's the perfect time to buy one for a holiday gift, and get one for yourself. "My mom hangs all of them (except Technicolor, which she didn't like) in her dining room," says Jason Schulte, Office founder and creative director.
If you miss the Fab sale, the prints are also available in our shop
eBay Marketplaces was built largely on the concept of re-using products, so, it's no surprise that the company treats Earth Day as a major holiday at its San Jose, Calif. headquarters. eBay asked Office to create an internal campaign for its week-long Earth Day celebration.
The identity incorporates the three-leaf icon that's part of the logo for the eBay Green Team, the team at the heart of the company's sustainability work. Bold, illustrative posters highlight events including: "Wear it Out," a fashion show featuring eco-friendly apparel from Patagonia; "Campus Campout," a mass on-campus slumber party under the stars (s'mores included); and "Electric Company," an electric car show, featuring the 1972 Datsun "White Zombie" -- the world’s fastest street legal car that happens to be 100 percent electric.
Office's latest art print, "Stag" is now available in our online Shop.
Created with illustrations of a deconstructed doily, a big deer head is hot-stamped on heavy black paper. Better than taxidermy, it's packaged in a glassine envelope and printed label for easy gift-giving.
Get yours here
, if you want.
Office is honored to be part of the Plywood for Good art auction benefitting Japan's rebuilding efforts.
asked 30 local artists to use blank skateboard decks as a canvas for their thoughts on Japan's earthquake and tsunami devastation. The decks will be auctioned off this Thursday, July 14, at Project One, with all proceeds going to Direct Relief International.
Office's skate deck is a painted illustration of a Japanese dragon -- a sign of good fortune -- that loops around a Shinto shrine to spell the word "hope."
Get your tickets here
Today Google released the Chromebook, a new kind of computer built for the web. No programs, no desktop, nothing to start-up. It's faster, simpler, cheaper, and more secure than ordinary computers because you can do everything on the web. Check out the video
. Office collaborated with Google's Creative Lab to design the Chrome logo
Inspired by language-based experimentation and how it can unlock new avenues of cultural expression, Getting Upper
curator Amos Klausner asked 26 designers, including Office, to re-imagine a letter from the alphabet using the deconstructive nature of graffiti as a starting point.
Office reinterpreted the letter "J," inspired by grandma's crocheted doilies. "I've always been drawn to the contrast between organic/handmade and geometric/symmetry. And we gave it a splotch of pink punctuation," says Office founder and creative director Jason Schulte.
The 26 screen printed posters are now on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art
, and limited edition prints are available for sale at the museum store and online.
“Some [designs] look like traditional letter forms. Some used the idea of deconstruction theoretically rather than literally. Yet all show an interest in reconsidering language, meaning and how we communicate,” says Klausner.
That's the question asked by Internet Retailer in a recent piece
on the convergence of fashion magazines and online retailing. As print stalwarts such as Elle launch digital apps to help their readers find and buy products featured in the book, retailers are likewise moving into the online magazine space to help provide their customers with tips before they buy.
It's this trend, says Internet Retailer, that has led eBay, Gilt Groupe, and others to create web magazines that tie back to their commerce sites. Office helped eBay in this effort by undertaking a complete redesign of The Inside Source
, the company's digital style magazine that aims to position eBay as a destination for style-savvy shoppers.
According to Internet Retailer, The Inside Source is delivering on its goal of driving users to ebay.com to purchase items featured in the editorial. Since the redesign, traffic to the site has nearly doubled, and 18% of users click through from The Inside Source to eBay.com.
Pottery Barn Teen is on the hunt for their next student stylist. Office developed the concept and visual design for the Student Stylist program, which gives one style-smart guy and one design-savvy girl a behind-the-scenes peek at the PBteen brand. The Student Stylists will get the chance to share their style tips with other teens, and will take home a $1,000 PBteen gift card.
Check out entries and watch for winners to be announced Feb. 28 at facebook.com/pbteen
For AIGA-SF's annual gala, Office was a proud participant in the "Pimp My Pinewood Derby" silent auction fundraiser. Former cub scout and Office creative director Jason Schulte (who won the Marshalltown, Iowa, Pack 308 Pinewood Derby in 1981) worked with Office intern Jenny Pan to create what we think might be the first-ever ceramic Pinewood Derby car. It doesn't roll, but it sure is pretty.
On Labor Day weekend in 1995, computer programmer Pierre Omidyar wrote the code for what he called an "experiment." What would happen if everyone in the world had equal access to a single global marketplace? Out of this experiment—where Pierre auctioned off his broken laser pointer—eBay was born.
Office collaborated with our friends at eBay to create an internal campaign that celebrates the company's milestone birthday. Happy birthday, eBay!
Office's latest limited edition print is now available for purchase. "Blue bird" is embossed and offset printed with two metallic foils on cover weight paper — and packaged in a glassine envelope for easy gift-giving. Buy yours from our Shop
For the second time, Office's work has landed in the pages of US Weekly with actress Eva Longoria. Most recently, Eva and her husband Tony Parker were photographed in Italy with a Fanta can featuring Office's design. Last year, Office's "Get Out the Vote" posters for AIGA appeared in a photo with Eva at the Democratic National Convention. We think she might be a fan.
Office is a proud adopter of the Designers Accord, informally known as the Kyoto Protocol for designers. With 100,000 members, it's a global coalition of designers focused on creating positive environmental and social impact.
"Joining a community of like-minded creatives who care about sustainability was a no-brainer," said Jill Robertson, president, Office. "On a small scale, to reduce our own carbon footprint, we use solar power and salvaged building materials in our workspace. But we have a responsibility to make a bigger impact. So we're committed to integrating the principles of sustainable design into our work, and we influence our clients and partners to create greener products, services and businesses."
Become an adopter.
Office has released another collectible art print in time for the holidays. Design Milk suggested the prints for gift-giving, writing, “I’m just drooling over these metallic gold offset, gold foiled, letterpressed and embossed yumminess.”
Visit the Shop here
to see all available prints, and get yours before they’re gone.
Office's award-winning Holiday artwork is now available for purchase. Each limited edition print is packaged with a glassine envelope for easy gift-giving. You can get yours here
. Quantities are limited.