Casetify has announced its new partnership with the late neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The deal was brokered via Basquiat's licensing agent Artestar.
The works of Basquiat will appear on a selection of Casetify tech accessories, compatible with cases for iPhones, AirPods, wireless chargers, MacBooks and Apple Watches. In the Basquiat x Casetify collection, shoppers will be able to explore a range of art on Impact and Mirror Cases, including the following works: “Self Portrait,” “In Italian,” “Untitled (Thor),” “Hollywood Africans” and the album cover for “Beat Bop.”
Additionally, the collection introduces two new case types – Basquiat’s “Skull” printed on Casetify’s first canvas material case and a new metallic gold-colored case made to spotlight his motif “Dextrose, 1982.” Bringing Casetify’s personalized products to the lineup, fans can customize the new biodegradable 2.0 leather phone case, featuring Basquiat’s “Pez Dispenser” artwork, outfitted with a dedicated space to add a name or monogram below the design.
“It’s rooted in Casetify’s DNA to spotlight artists and creatives around the world, and this partnership with Jean-Michel Basquiat — an influential figure to us and so many others — is our tribute to his legacy,” says Wes Ng, chief executive officer, co-founder, Casetify. “Our hope is that this collection inspires a new generation of creatives to celebrate freedom of expression in both art and everyday life.”
Along with various cases, the collaboration also falls in line with Casetify’s year-long 10th-anniversary celebration. In honor of this milestone, Casetify introduces brand new products to its portfolio each month, inspired by its Casetify Co-Lab partners. Debuting in this collection, customers will get the chance to shop a “Jet Black” material leather case embossed with Basquiat’s “crown” on a pebbled surface. Marking the addition to the collection, each anniversary case features a 10-year logo crafted in gold foil for this exclusive release. The case is available for both iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 series.
Fans of the creator can sign up now at www.casetify.com/basquiat, joining the waitlist for priority access to the Basquiat x Casetify collection on launch day, June 29.