Live from New York City, one of the great art hubs of the world, I’m excited to tell you about the latest canvas for art: your mouse. Today Microsoft announces the Artist Studio Series for the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, a brand new collection of mice with artwork commissioned by five premier artists from around the world:
- Kirra Jamison (Melbourne, AU)
- Matt Moore (Portland, ME)
- Linn Olofsdotter (Portland, OR by way of Sweden)
- Mike Perry (Brooklyn, NY)
- Jonny Wan (Sheffield, UK)
This project has long been a dream of the Microsoft Hardware Design team. We’ve had a running list of favorite artists and illustrators going for month before we kicked off the project—names we discovered through gallery shows, print graphics, fashion & lifestyle collaborations, and design blogs. We were thrilled that these amazing artists were up for the collaboration. We gave them the mouse as their blank canvas and let them unleash their artistic style. The result is a diverse and expressive collection.
Now you can have a piece of real artwork with you whether you’re working or playing at the office or on-the-go, as the collection will be available next month for $29.95. If you’d like a closer look at all the patterns in the new collection or some background on the group of artists, please visit the Artist Edition website.
And now I’m off with my design colleagues to check out New York Design Week & the International Contemporary Furniture Fair- looking for inspiration for the next line of Limited Edition products!
- Lindsey Kujawski, User Experience Designer