A friend of mine has launched a company this year called Ink Philosophy. They specialize in custom designed cell phone cases, prints and gift items. Each of their products are designed and made in the USA.
The founder has a background in graphic design and paints the patterns and designs by hand. The designs are available on many different products. They offer shiny gold foil prints, featuring vintage illustration and handpainted typography.
They have an online store where you can shop all of their products at http://www.inkphilosophy.com/. They also have an Amazon storefront http://www.amazon.com/shops/InkPhilosophy and Etsy storefront www.etsy.com/shop/InkPhilosophy .
The designs are inspired by the founders travels. Walking the streets of Paris searching for vintage finds, and exploring temples in Southeast Asia with inspiring intricate patterns. The designs consist of patterns and illustrations. Themes such as vintage sunglasses and bathing suites. As well as clean modern pattern motifs featuring geometric shapes and triangles.
There is also a collection of stylized animal prints. The animal collection has a clean cartoon quality and is appealing to a younger audience. The animals include Orca Killer Whales and Blue Whales. There are penguins, monkeys and foxes. The animal cases come on light blue, dark blue, light pink, dark pink, and gray backgrounds.
The colors are modern and subtle. There is a theme of blue tones in turquoise and light blue. There are pops of bright pink for a feminine touch.
Items are currently available as shiny gold foil prints and cell phone cases. The shiny gold foil prints are printed onto archival 80lb press paper. You can order the prints in a variety of sizes, starting at 8.5 x 11 and going up to poster sizes. They are available only through the website InkPhilosophy.com and the Etsy shop. You have a lot of options for the gold foil prints. They can be on black or white paper. You can have gold or silver foil. There are four total options for how to set up your art print. In addition, there is another Etsy shop that features only art prints at www.etsy.com/shop/InkPhilosophyPrints where you can find many more prints to shop from.
Ink Philosophy’s main specialty is cell phone cases. They currently offer cases in white, and will soon be offering black as well. They have over 400 unique designs of case styles with illustrations on the back. The cases themselves are lightweight and non-bulky. In the Etsy shop you can select from 5 different styles of phone cases old to new in iPhone and Android cases.
With many new products in the making and a unique collection of products, this is a great place to keep an eye on when shopping for gifts or looking for a cell case that you know will be unique.