Riding High with 13 Lucky Monkey

Internalizing… Feeling bad to the bone with 13 Lucky Monkey (a bad-a$s design duo of biker rings and jewelry) in order to produce some sketches for their customized bandannas…

13 Lucky Monkey x Evolution of Printing are forever fans of “Furoshiki”, literally meaning bath spread. A traditional Japanese way of wrapping basically anything, mostly as bundling or transporting things like bento boxes, a bottle of wine, fruits, cookies, or for wrapping presents and purchases as an eco-friendly alternative to paper and plastic and is considered “an indispensable tool in Japanese life”.

Modern ways to use this piece of cloth is as a fashion accessory like a scarf or a bandanna. Tie them onto your bag as an accent or hang them on the wall as décor. The possibilities are endless!

Thank you to the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan for providing this wonderful, easy-to-follow guide.

Thank you to the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan for providing this wonderful, easy-to-follow guide.

We highly encourage establishments in using this reusable style of packaging for their products.

The final design.

The final design.

Our second run, this time with a different colored paint…

Back for more! 13 Lucky Monkey’s unique collaboration with Heima’s My Apt. They requested us to print a smaller version on canvas to wrap their decorative and functional hooks…

We are inspired by the motorcycles we ride, the culture that goes along with it—the rock ‘n’ roll music, tattoos, religious iconography—it all goes hand in hand.” -13 Lucky Monkey

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Bonne x Evolution of Printing

Sharing images on the evolution of printing for a project that shows our passion for design….

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And our passion for printing….

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Our pink version….

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Lids

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Final

All we have to do is finish the edges and we’re good to go!

These bandanna wraps are specially made for the Bonne x 13 Lucky Monkey project.  This collaboration involves a quirky, hat-making label and a duo of customized jewelers/silversmith bikers in creating limited-edition head pieces.  Wrapped “Furoshiki” style using these bandannas will be the boxed headpiece or the headpiece itself.  We here at Evolution of Printing are huge fans of this Japanese “cloth gift wrapping” as it cuts down the waste created from paper.  Click on the following link for the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan’s guide on how to wrap using Furoshiki.

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