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“A Product of Design” // Exhibition at the Scion Installation LA Gallery

Posted in Artists, Events, Friends by Gluekit on September 10, 2011

Gluekit (the team behind Part of It)  is curating the show “A Product of Design” at the Scion Installation LA Gallery in Culver City. The show will be on view from September 17 to October 8, 2011 with an opening reception on September 17 which we’d love for you to attend! Please RSVP here.

The show is a celebration of the passion projects of designers we love, and we’ve brought together a number of our favorite designers to showcase their products and artwork. Part of It artist Geoff McFetridge will have some original artwork in the show– he’ll be showing with the skateboard company Solitary Arts, which he runs with Yong-Ki Chang. SA Family members Jef Hartsel, Bob Lake,  photographer Isaac McKay-Randozzi (Color Magazine, SLAP, Juxtapoz), and Mark Kushimi (owner of Contrast Magazine out of Hawaii) will also be showing their work.

Other folks in the show are: Ben Blanc Studio, Booji, Best Made Company, Colophon Foundry (all the way from the UK!), JB Classics, Hugo & Marie, Various Projects, and The Quiet Life.


Miss Moss Gift Guide

Posted in Press, Products by Gluekit on January 3, 2011

The wonderful Miss Moss blog featured Part of It’s Yes Yes Yes! tote (designed by Benjamin Critton) in a recent “Black and Brown” gift guide. We’re big fans of Miss Moss, and hope you’ll check out her wonderfully curated site.

Mike Perry

Posted in Artists by Gluekit on October 10, 2010

Mike rocking it on the wall. A new colorway (grey base tee) for his “It’s Just You and Me” shirt for Part of It just arrived and is now available!

Carry Hope with Print Magazine

Posted in Friends, News by Gluekit on May 10, 2010

Check out Ed Fella’s Carry Hope design for Pacifica Radio available from Print Magazine, available here in a limited edition of 25 totes.

Print Magazine just released 12 awesome and amazing tote bags for their Carry Hope project. We’re honored that Part of It– in it’s own small way– helped to inspire such a project. It’s the kind of ripple effect that is at the core of our endeavor!

Print magazine writes on their blog, “We’d seen [designers] make inspiring designs for initiatives like Part of It, Gluekit’s groundbreaking, ongoing project through which designers make art for bags and T-shirts sold to raise funds for a cause. So we invited 12 of our own favorite designers to submit tote designs to be sold in support of their chosen charities.”

Check out all the great designs at Print and help support some very good causes!

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Creative Couples: Dustin & Jemma (Are Awesome)

Posted in Artists by Gluekit on February 2, 2010

Dustin (UPSO) designed Part of It’s Make Art Now! t-shirt and tote bag. He and Jemma Hostetler (née Gura) are a husband and wife team living and working in Toledo’s historic Old West End. Check out their interview at The Strange Attactor.

via: The Strange Attractor

Genevieve Gauckler: New colors!

Posted in Products by Gluekit on December 20, 2009

Geneviève Gauckler is a Paris-based artist who creates numerous lovable characters, blends them into everyday life scenes and turns the fantastical world into reality with her magical power. She has an evident taste for simple, colorful shapes. Into everything and constantly amazed by the world, Gauckler handles and creates images and shapes with dexterity and innocence. Two books have been published about her work, in Japan by Gas Book and in France by Pyramyd.

Cyan and Magenta

Posted in Products by Gluekit on December 20, 2009

Mark Owens: Inherit the Wind

Posted in Products by Gluekit on December 19, 2009

Mark Owens is a designer, writer, and filmmaker. He founded his studio, Life of the Mind, in 2005, and pursues conceptually based projects in print, motion, and apparel design. Before starting the studio Mark earned an MFA in graphic design from Yale University and worked closely with a number of New York design studios, including three years in the on-air design department at MTV Networks. Mark has been a visiting faculty member both at Yale and Art Center College of Design and contributes regularly to the postpunk / Marxist design journal Dot Dot Dot. More info at partofit.org.

Part of It makes Brain Pickings Gift Guide!

Posted in Press by Gluekit on December 16, 2009

“It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce the idea of the conscious consumer. And when it’s done with quirk and creativity, it’s bound to engage, inspire and, well, effect change. Enter Part Of It, a wonderful venture founded by illustrator duo Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Burns in 2007, working with artists to create products for causes they are passionate about.

From Helvetica alphabet t-shirts to a lovely tote bags, profits from these goodies benefit charities chosen by the artists. (Who, by the way, include Brain Pickings darling Adrian Johnson.)

Perfect for: The socially-conscious and design-driven.”

More info right here.

Part of It now available at Thread in New York!

Posted in News, Stockists by Gluekit on December 16, 2009

We’re thrilled that Thread in Rochester, New York will be carrying a curated selection of Part of It tees! Read more here.

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