VENICE, CA, JULY 10, 2012:
Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics is proud to announce a new partnership with Bruce Mau Design (BMD), a global multi-disciplinary creative firm. BMD has been working with Blik to develop the company's inaugural tool that allows the user to become a graphic designer, creating personalized messages using dynamic letterforms. This sustainable line of wall coverings is generated from a customized font developed by BMD. The letterforms allow users to spell a name, write a message or create interesting shapes.
"We wanted to develop a tool that allowed Blik customers create something fun, beautiful and deeply personal," said Hunter Tura, President & CEO of Bruce Mau Design. "I have always loved Blik - and of course have been a customer myself. We're proud to have collaborated with them to take their ethos of customization to a whole new level."
Using alternatives to the traditional PVC sources, the BLIK X BMD line of wall coverings is produced without sacrificing print quality, durability or ease of application. The material is non-vinyl, PVC-free and phthalate-free and contains no VOC's.
"The green aspect of this collaboration is a great accomplishment," said Scott Flora, co-founder of Blik. "When we were approached by BMD over a year ago, the big question was can this application be eco-friendly? Through green printing methods, materials and packaging, we are able to offer a sustainable product that enables users to create and produce a design."
The process is simple: Create your own message, choose your preferred shapes, and customize your design to suit your own personal aesthetic. With the platforms 'Create & Share' function, users can also share their art through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and tumblr or email it to a friend. Not interested in tapping your inner designer? Choose a finished design from one of BMD's talented designers.
The Blik X BMD platform is now live and designs can be custom ordered in 24" X 12" ($20) or 48" X 24" ($40) at Blik.
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ABOUT BRUCE MAU DESIGN:
Founded in 1985, Bruce Mau Design (BMD), a global multi-disciplinary creative firm developing innovative design solutions for best-in-class brands worldwide. BMD works in a global context with organizations that are thought leaders in Culture, Commerce, Media, and Education and recent collaborative partners include Unilever, GE, Starwood, The Weather Channel, Coca-Cola, the Hirshhorn Museum and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. With headquarters in Toronto and New York, BMD is a proud partner in the MDC Partners network of companies. For more information, please visit www.brucemaudesign.com.
ABOUT BLIK:: For 10 years, Blik has been the leading designer and maker of innovative self-adhesive, removable surface graphics. Co-founded in Venice, CA in 2002 by architect Scott Flora and food editor Jerinne Neils, Blik was an exploration into the concept of the "wall as canvas." Today, through groundbreaking production methods, original design and collaboration with such brands as Threadless, Upper Playground, Atari, Sanrio, Keith Haring Estate, Nintendo and
Charles & Ray Eames, Blik is an I.D. Magazine Product Design Distinction Award Winner and participated in the esteemed Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. In 2010, Blik was named as one of Entrepreneur's Top 10 Brilliant Companies. The full Blik product line is available online and at retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.whatisblik.com.