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Custom iPhone Cases by RedBubble & Uncommon Draw Record International Artist Response

Online creative purveyor joins case manufacturer in bringing original independent design to mobile accessory market

PR Newswire

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- RedBubble, the world's premium online marketplace for high-quality independent creative products on demand, saw an astounding response to the addition of iPhone cases to its selection of customizable goods last week, receiving over 10,000 original designs by independent artists worldwide in just a week. The iPhone cases, manufactured in partnership with Uncommon, have received an outpouring of artist submissions since their launch and the number of independent designs available on the site continues to grow.

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"I think there is a real sympathy between the strong design sensibility of Apple and the artist community on RedBubble," said RedBubble CEO Martin Hosking. "This has been a simply startling reaction by our community, and it is a testament to the fact the iPhone as a great canvas for art and design."

Manufactured in partnership with Uncommon, the cases deliver on both brands' shared commitment to incorporating the work of talented independent designers into items used everyday, resulting in creative lifestyle pieces that are accessible to consumers worldwide. The cases feature Uncommon's proprietary 3D TATT® (Thermo-Active Transdermal Technology™) process ensuring durable, long-lasting, high resolution imagery. Shoppers can browse RedBubble's iPhone gallery to choose an original case that suits their personality and style - retail prices begin at $34.95 and cases are available for purchase and shipment worldwide.

"The iPhone cases are an exciting next step in continuing RedBubble's mission to bring the the best independent design into people's daily lives," added Hosking. "And we have found the perfect partner in Uncommon, whose manufacturing process beautifully preserves the quality and integrity of all our contributors' original work."

To encourage this momentum and support talented new design submissions, RedBubble has also launched an iPhone case design challenge calling on designers worldwide to submit their most inspired designs. For more information on the design competition, entry details and prizing, please visit: http://www.redbubble.com/groups/redbubble/challenges/40279-design-an-iphone-case-win-a-wacom-inkling.

To browse RedBubble's gallery of artist-contributed iPhone case designs, please visit http://www.redbubble.com/shop/iphone-cases. To view the original artist announcement, and for interested contributing artists, please visit: http://www.redbubble.com/people/redbubble/journal/7856128-introducing-iphone-cases.

About RedBubble:

RedBubble is the world's premium online marketplace for high-quality original artwork and unique products. Sourcing original work by artists from around the world, RedBubble makes the highest quality products available on demand including t-shirts, stickers and wall art. Founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia, RedBubble.com draws over 4 million unique visitors monthly, ships to over 140 countries and plays host to more than 150,000 contributing artists who have uploaded over 6.5 million inspired items of original work to the site. Find your originality on RedBubble www.redbubble.com.

About Uncommon

Uncommon (www.getuncommon.com) is the first personalized iPhone case company. Design a case in minutes online, and it's delivered in a few days. Whether it's a photo of a loved one, an illustration that inspires, or color palettes to put style or moods on display -- get Uncommon and get personal.  Uncommon's proprietary 3D TATT® (Thermo-Active Transdermal Technology) process ensures durable, long-lasting, high-resolution imagery on every product the company imprints. Uncommon is based in Chicago, with an office in Los Angeles.

Media Contact:

Victoria Shaw

Email: vbs@redbubble.com



SOURCE RedBubble