May 27, 2014
New iPhone Case Collaboration with Blaine Fontana and Forest For The Trees
We’re happy to announce a new limited edition case on our site! This iPhone 5/5S case is a collaboration with artist Blaine Fontana and Portland non-profit mural project Forest for the Trees. A limited edition of only 25 pieces, each case combines colorful direct printing, laser engraving, and spray painting done by hand on domestic Eastern hardrock maple.
Our hand-sanded Maple Case becomes a colorful, engraved piece of art with a one-of-a-kind, personalized white splash spray painted by the artist himself. For each Blaine Fontana case for sale on our site, another was donated to Forest for the Trees to support their 2014 mural projects.
ABOUT BLAINE FONTANA
Blaine Fontana is an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. In the words of his studio site, he “fuses multiple visual strategies to forge an aesthetic language entirely of his own making” and straddles “the physical and metaphysical, organic and architectural, painterly and graphic sensibilities.” Read more about him and see his work here.
Fontana completing a mural at The Hop & Vine, Portland, Oregon.
ABOUT FOREST FOR THE TREES
Forest for the Trees is a public mural project adding city-enriching murals throughout Portland each year. Last year, FFTT added 10 murals to our visual landscape, and they plan to add a whole new batch of murals this year with the help of supporters and 20 participating artists. Read more about Forest for the Trees here and support them here.
Fontana’s 2013 contribution to the Forest for the Trees mural project, Alberta St, Portland, Oregon.
It was so exciting to work with Blaine Fontana and Forest For the Trees; he’s among wonderful artists committed to making Portland a more beautiful place to live. We love his vision on the iPhone Case, and are proud to sport this design on our site.
Written by Mary Yajko. She is a copywriter and member of Team Grove originally from upstate New York. She enjoys opened minds, uncontrollable fits of laughter, and large amounts of french fries with ketchup.