Commercial Art & Graphics Design
Sunglasses are not the typical item you would expect to see in an art collection, but when you think about it they can be the culmination of culture, fashion, street art, engineering and creative design. Oakley has been an industry leader for decades with the core of that success due to a clear recognition of talented and trends including athletes as well as creative design. A great example of this concept this is the Artist-Series campaign in which Oakley highlighted prolific artistes from around the world chosen for their influence towards pop-culture and art.
Currently I am trying to catalog information about the Oakley Artist Series to highlight a collection spanning nearly 15 years. I want to thank contributing members to the Oakley world for making this collection possible.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK LOCATIONS
Help track down original artworks from the Artist Series!
Do you have an original artwork from the Oakley Artist Series? Or maybe you know where an original print or even an original artwork is located. If so I am interested in buying that artwork so please contact me directly to complete this amazing collection
Street art, fashion and product design, I suppose my fascination with these subjects comes from a graphic design background, but the truth is that my obsession stems from the relationship between branding and culture. But more directly, how do artists elevate their individual creative style to the point that they become featured with established brands?
Collection Cataloged & History
Flores Gascan S 1.0
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Flores Gascan 2.0
Art Chantry Hijinx
Todd Francis Eye Patch
London Police Gascan
Frank Kozik Hijinx
Naomi South Eternal
Robert Pimple Hijinx
Will Barras Montefrio
Caia Koopman Ravashing
Stanley Donwood Jupiter
The latest score in the original works from the Oakley Artist Series is this Wood block print originating from the St Bride Foundation in London. The print was made from two sections of linoleum, each made to fit our Albion Press. The individual halves were then printed separately. Aligning the two halves was achieved by creating pinholes in the first printed sheet and then using these holes as a guideline for the second part. A benefit from this technique is that each print is unique with a single one being ever so slightly different to the other.
Don Pendelton Fuel Cell
Robert Williams Television Set
This cardboard TV was on display at the Oakley Store in San Diego during Comic-Con 2016. Robert Williams was the last Oakley Artist Series produced in the series so I purchased every pair the store had so they tossed in the display items including this incredibly rare pop-television.
Oakley Design Brief
The Oakley Design Brief was a campaign where artist submitted designs in their signature style in which the winner would have 300 limited editions sunglasses produced by Oakley. The requirements for the brief was to create a custom design for the Oakley Hijinx and the corresponding packaging. A wide range of artists and designers from around the world submitted their work to be judged by a panel of prolific industry designers. The link below is my submission which I was lucky enough to be recognized by the committee. I then flew to London to participate in the event where the winner would later be made public.