Solid Line Products, LLC announced ArtCase™, a new line of iPad cases that features works of art by select artists. Starting with San Francisco mural art by Brian Barneclo, Solid Line will feature select works by a single artist for an entire month. The works are printed onto cases designed for the original iPad and the iPad 2. The patent-pending design enables the addition of a Bluetooth keyboard.
“We like to think of ArtCase as a new canvas for artists,” said Henry Lo, CEO of Solid Line Products. “While we’ll feature only one artist a month, this new ‘canvas’ is open to all artists, graphic designers, and photographers. The artists can create art cases that they can then market to their respective communities.”
Similar to a hardback book cover, ArtCase is made with recycled materials and is available for the original iPad and iPad 2. The artwork is printed onto the iPad cases using environmentally friendly inks. Customers have the option of adding Solid Line Products’ RightShift™ keyboard, named for the accurately placed right shift key that is often missing in comparable products but which is necessary for touch typing.
Brian Barneclo‘s art was selected to kick off the new line of iPad cases to coincide with the start of his work on the Systems Mural Project, a 24,000 square feet mural at 7th & Townsend in San Francisco. (Donations to the project are still being accepted.) Exploring the idea of interconnectivity, it will be Barneclo’s largest mural
The works selected for the iPad cases are images of murals he’s painted throughout San Francisco where he’s lived since 1996. Inspired by cityscapes, the works express ideas of simultaneity and multiplicity using letter shapes and architectural forms.
“Brian’s San Francisco cityscapes were perfect for kicking off our new line of iPad art cases because they’re as colorful and as inspiring as the city they depict,” said Lo, a native San Franciscan who has admired Barneclo’s work through the years.
A native of Indiana, Barneclo’s work was influenced artists like Oswaldo Guayasamin, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, and Stuart Davis.
“I’m excited that Solid Line Products picked my work to feature on these art cases,” said Barneclo. “I hope they do inspire iPad users in the same way that the city itself inspires me.”