Griffin, Threadless again team up to bring community art to your iPad, iPhone – Engadget

Mobile accessory purveyor Griffin Technology and artist collective Threadless have unveiled the latest updates to their iPad and iPhone case lines. The co-op — now in its third year — is bringing a new form-factor to the fold with the Elan Folio for iPad ($50, pictured above), and is making a handful of new designs available for its “super slim” iPhone armor ($25). If the run-of-the-mill coverings available at your local Apple Store don’t jive with your laid-back steez, mosey on over to Griffin’s website and have a peek at the new wares.
Griffin + Threadless Partnership Launches iPad & iPhone Accessories Inspired by Artistic Designs from Threadless’ Online
Nashville, TN – May 31, 2012 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, in partnership with Threadless, a Chicago-based company transforming artwork from its 1.8 million+ members into exciting products, have debuted a new series of accessories for iPad and iPhone inspired by the authentic designs of the community.
“This is the third year of our partnership with Threadless, and together we continue to provide the cure for case boredom with new selections featuring designs by emerging artists from the Threadless community,” said Mark McGlon, Creative Director at Griffin Technology. “We’re especially excited to extend the Griffin + Threadless collection to iPad today with our new Elan Folio for iPad, showcasing bold, graphic artwork printed on heavy-duty canvas.”
“At Threadless, we’re constantly seeking new design opportunities for our artist community and canvases to display their creative work,” said Tom Ryan, CEO of Threadless. “Working with Griffin has been a wonderful opportunity for our community to transform their designs onto Griffin’s awesome array of cases, and we’re excited to support the newest Griffin + Threadless collection.”
The Elan Folio, $49.99, allows the user to carry an iPad like a personal notebook. It features a protective cover that flips open for quick access to the Multi-Touch display and closes like a book to protect against dirt and smudges. The cover also locks into place in back to turn the folio into an adjustable stand for optimal viewing and typing. The new Griffin + Threadless Elan Folio collection includes four original Threadless designs: “Peacock,” “City Canals,” “Circle Dots,” and “Atlantis.” The case features a long-wearing canvas exterior, microsuede interior lining, and a handy loop to conveniently store a stylus. The new Elan Folio cases for iPad are now available at both and
For iPhone, the new additions to the Griffin + Threadless collection include two super-slim cases from Griffin with original artwork from the Threadless community. The case snaps on to provide protection from scratches, dust and boringness, while adding only about a millimeter of thickness. Check out the new designs, “Is That An Amp in Your Pocket?” and “A Happy Day in the Backyard,” both $24.99 at
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