Parisian based illustrator Genvieve Gauckler is one of those artists who taps into the very human side of emotions– empathy and sympathy– by conjuring up characters whose colorful and adorable appearances only proves to increase the disparity with their slightly doleful and peculiar nature. While most of audience would be familiar with the illustrator’s rounded monochrome figure (at times dressed with endless lanky limbs) with dazed white spots for eyes, the illustrator, as his pop characters would suggest, is quite apt at creating a fantastical kingdom chocked with psychedelic prints and colors.
The illustrator’s work is no stranger to the commercial realm, as his graphics have found its way onto tees, housewares and Coca-Cola campaigns. This time around, the illustrator brings his work onto the portable realm with Japanese labels, MEDICOM TOY and PORTER. The collaboration finds its way onto an interesting canvas, the fanny pack. This boxy number has enough room to possibly tote around camera, cellphone and all other essentials plus some more, keeping your hands free to balance and skate or run or ball. The white background contrasts with colorful swirly images ranging from blobs of characters to random nick knacks such as sushi rolls. If you are not a fan of the bumbag, strap it across your back or sling it over your shoulders to add a playful touch to your summer. Why go for monochrome when you are allowed to don as many colors as possible in the summer sun? The bag is now available for pre-order online at colette and is due to ship out soon.