We have seen this in pretty much every product category and now the phenomenon of artist editions has also come to the otherwise classic field of cufflinks. Hobbs & Kent introduces their “Ex.Arte” cuffling collection, a collaboration with several artists, including Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto and others.
“The result is Hobbs & Kent’s “Ex.Arte” collection. The limited edition cuff links are created for a man that wears Chuck Taylors with a bespoke suit, appreciates the difference between single malt and single cask, keeps his little black book on his iPhone, and understands that Kid Robot is not just a toy store.
Ex.Arte is an innovative collaboration between Hobbs & Kent and featured artists Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Ray Caesar, Jeff Soto, and Shaunna Peterson. The artists created their collections based on the theme of “Foursome”—an exploration of things that come in sets of four. A far cry from your grandfather’s cuff links, the exclusive designs–executed in the iconic style of each artist–include depictions of a severed finger, a pirate’s treasure chest, and a Victorian girl smoking a pipe. Using state-of-the-art techniques, the artwork is applied to porcelain and mounted in sterling silver. Each cuff link is hand engraved with the artist’s signature and the edition number. The packaging, specially designed to showcase the cufflinks, features a brushed black wooden box with an artist signed booklet.”
The cufflink collection is now available for pre-order on their website and will also be available at Kidrobot.
Have a detailed look at the Hobbs & Kent “Ex.Arte” Cufflink Collection after the jump.