I’m sure you’ve heard of HONOR? They are producing some cracking smartphones right now but that’s not all they make as a brand. They also make laptops, earphones and smartwatches. Which leads me nicely into today’s news.
HONOR will soon be offering a series of limited edition watch straps and PC sleeves designed by a plethora of artists to complement its HONOR MagicWatch 2 and HONOR MagicBook 14 products. The announcement comes as part of the 1+8+N IOT (Internet of Things) strategy, where HONOR are committing to creating innovative and fashion-forward wearable technology, with the aim of creating a more intelligent, connected world.
They have teamed up with four different artists, Giovanni Ozzola, Wang Dongling, Jacky Tsai and Zhou Li. Not quite household names, or at least for me but after some research, I’m a fan and these are very creditable artists, some with some big ticket items that sell for alot of money. Each artist has contributed one or two pieces into the line up and are as follows:
The Floral Horse by Jacky Tsai
Tsai’s work is vibrant in color and often incorporates elements of traditional Chinese legends. With the eye-catching limited-edition design he created for the MagicWatch 2 and HONOR MagicBook 14, named “Floral Horse”, Jacky fuses elements of pop art with iconic eastern influences using splashes of colour across the watch faces and straps, creating a balance and harmony between cultural extremes. In ‘Floral Horse,’ Jacky uses his vibrant style and inventive approach, combining flowers, rocks, equestrianism and many other elements to build a strong decorative character.
One Day by Giovanni Ozzola
“One Day” blends graffiti with a sunrise scene to express both the frantic and the quiet, natural moments in life. It meditates on the uninterrupted mingling of graffiti and the scene of sunrise to smartly combine the frantic, artificial side and the quiet, natural moments in life. And you can also feel the power through the contrast between the limited circle and the infinite horizon.
Ficus by Giovanni Ozzola
“Ficus” is an exploration of space and light. The artist’s capture of the leaves in different lighting conditions, adding depth and dimension to the final design, as well as bringing in more edges to the still objects. You can feel a sense of quietness by the light play under black and white.
The Peach Garden – Pink Lines NO.3 by Zhou Li
In her limited edition designs for the HONOR MagicWatch 2 “The Peach Garden-Pink – Lines NO.3”, Zhou combines dynamic lines and brush strokes to represent flowing energy, adding a moving and vigorous look to the surface of the artwork.
Reinterpreting Histrical Calligrahoy with Wang Dongling
Wang Dongling is widely recognized as China’s greatest living calligrapher and is known for his monumental dynamic cursive script calligraphy. In his limited-edition design for the MagicWatch 2, Wang incorporates elements of his signature experimental calligraphic style, with powerful brush-and-ink strokes using deep olive green hues.
So there you have it, pimp out your watch or protect your laptop in style. For me, The Floral Horse stands out from the crowd and would be my choice of purchase! If you’re interested, HONOR have a could of bundles available:
- HONOR MagicWatch 2 (46mm) Black + AM61 bluetooth earphones + Artist Strap | Price from 03/06 – 11/06: £159.99
- HONOR MagicBook 14 + Artist Pack | Price from 03/06-11/06: £549.99