[Taiwan]500 TIMES x A LIFE
500 Times/Series 是一個創新的寫作和博客風格的報導網站，旨在讓台灣作家和藝術家探索、發現和討論台灣各地商業、生活方式和藝術設計的創意項目。平台成功後，觸動了眾多讀者的心，500時代最近與Alife合作，帶來了一系列的聯乘產品，包含短袖T恤、托特包、玻璃杯、原子筆、筆記本以及精釀啤酒。系列是由一群不同的本地藝術家設計而成，當中圖案呈現每位創意人專心思考後靈光閃動的瞬間。
其中一樣產品是一套兩個143毫升的啤酒杯，有著日治時期就傳承下來的設計思維，頻繁出現在各地熱炒攤，很能代表台灣人的文化。 這些厚實的玻璃杯代表了台灣文化和歷史背景，融入了下班後那些令人欣慰的夜晚，與朋友圍坐在圓桌旁，油辣椒的氣味和笑聲，一群人伸手碰杯。這個酒杯也是與台灣最大的回收品牌春池玻璃合作製作的，兩款酒杯都印有不同的印花，一個來自插畫家Abei 的專題“給男士的時尚說明書” 的圖案，另一個是來自插畫家三木森的專題“藝生活中的藝術練習題” 的圖案。
其他產品包括兩款帆布手提袋、一件 T 恤、一支圓珠筆和一個筆記本，全部來自不同藝術家的藝術品和設計。帆布手提袋是現代年輕企業家或上班族的完美伴侶。白色帆布手提包印有小高潮色計事務所的插圖，黑色手提包印有藝術家倪瑞宏的甜美畫作。短袖 T 恤的純棉材質十分舒適，四季皆宜，簡易配搭。 而襯衫上展示的圖案是由插畫家 Johnnp 在“學創意總監思考”專題的畫作，表達了每個藝術個體專心思考後靈光閃動的瞬間。
500 TIMES x ALIFE 希望為各地的藝術家帶來舒適感。
500 Times/500 Series is an innovative writing and blog style reporting site created to allow Taiwanese writers and artists to explore, discover and discuss creative projects in Business, Lifestyle and in Art and Design, around Taiwan. After the success of the platform and reaching the hearts of many readers, 500 Times has now collaborated with Alife to bring a line of products, created by a group of various local artists and minds in the forms of many items that will allow readers to use on a daily basis, reminding them throughout the days of the stories and ideas that they read about.
One of the items is a set of two 143ml beer glasses, a style of glass developed through the Japanese Occupation and a familiar friend on the tables of Taiwanese “re-chao” or stir-fry stalls everywhere. These sturdy thick glasses are a representation of Taiwanese culture and historical background, melted into those comforting evenings after work, spent with friends around a round table, the smell of oil and chilis and laughter as a circle of arms reach out to clink glasses together. These glasses were also made in collaboration with Taiwan’s largest recycling brand, Chunchi Glass and both glasses contain a different print, one by Illustrator Abei exploring the idea of “Quality Fashion Editorials for Men” and the other by Illustrator Miki Mori, on “the Artistic Exercises in Life”.
Two craft beers, collaborated with SUNMAI Golden Three Wheat Brewery have also been released in this limited edition drop. One beer has a label created by Artist Li Han, expressing the theme “Same Mountain, Different Fun” and has proven to be the perfect artistic label to convey the Maogu Orange honey Beer. The Longan Honey mead label is created by Artist Ni Ruihong, a bright red background and colourful but calm abstract design to match the historical tang of the beer.
Other products include two designed canvas tote bags, a T-shirt, a ball point pen and a notebook, all with artwork and designs from various artists. The canvas tote bags are the perfect companions to the usual modern day young entrepreneur or office worker. The white canvas tote has an illustration by Xiao GaoChao and the black tote has a sweet painting by Artist, Ni Rui Hong. The short sleeved T-shirts are pure cotton and comfortable, suitable for all four seasons and pairable with many aesthetics. The pattern displayed on the shirt is Illustrator JohnnP’s take on “Creative Learning and Directive Thinking”, expressing that every artistic individual is constantly creatively inspired.
500 TIMES x ALIFE hope to bring a sense of comfort to artists everywhere and inspire daily with these products.