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HTC gets PHUNK-y with new limited edition smartphone
AFP
August 19, 2014
First Published: 10:41 IST(19/8/2014)
Last Updated: 11:08 IST(19/8/2014)
HTC One (M8) PHUNK Limited Edition. Photo: AFP

Using the theme of wonderment as a starting point, Singapore art and design collective PHUNK Studio has been getting creative with the HTC One (M8) handset.

Only 64 examples of the handset, which features a specially created artwork etched into its rear casing, will be produced and each phone will come in a special matching case.

"A lot of our inspiration is found through travelling, conversations with local friends, trips to libraries, book stores and museums," says Jackson Tan, PHUNK's Creative Director. "We are really excited to be involved in something that allows us to further spread our creativity in areas we haven't yet explored when it comes to innovation in technology."

HTC is no stranger to arty collaborations. Last year it teamed up with London-based designer David Koma to create two special-edition HTC One Mini handsets and the latest creative partnership with PHUNK Studio is set to be the first in an ongoing series.

Called "Here's to Creativity," it will, in HTC's words: "feature work done by top known and underground designers and artists from around the world." Each project "will have its own theme and story."

And, to mark the launch of the series, PHUNK Studio has also designed two special smartphone homescreen wallpapers that are free to download.


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