Here’s to Creativity: PHUNK Limited Edition HTC One (M8)

 

Inside Phunk Studio

Sixty-four specially designed contemporary art HTC One (M8) handsets are now available in select global markets. The smartphones are a collaboration between HTC and PHUNK Studio, an internationally acclaimed art and design collective based out of Singapore. PHUNK is in its 20th year of art design and creation. Previous PHUNK collaborations include Rolling Stone, NIKE, MTV, and Levi’s.

The smartphones offer a sneak peek to PHUNK’s upcoming exhibition set to take place throughout Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong in 2014. The theme of the handset artwork is ‘Wonderment.’ To explore the theme, PHUNK, HTC Designer Catherine Kim, and Kim’s team took inspiration from their surroundings, culture, and society.

“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.”

The one-of-a-kind artwork emblazoned on the HTC One (M8)’s exterior makes HTC’s cutting-edge metal unibody design pop. The handset offers the full collection of features and technology that made the original HTC One (M8) a consumer favorite. This includes the new Duo Camera and HTC UltraPixel™ sensor that allows users to take breathtaking pictures with new depth dimensions, regardless of the amount of daylight. A five-inch screen, HTC BlinkFeed™, and HTC Sense® 6 are also included.

unboxing the Limited Edition Phunk HTC One (M8)

“PHUNK is a hugely talented collective of designers and artists whose global perspective and attention to craft mirrors our values on the HTC design team,” says Jonah Becker, HTC’s Head of Design.

The partnership marks the start of HTC’s 2014 “Here’s to Creativity” initiative. The program comes on the heels of HTC’s 2013 collaboration with British fashion designer David Koma on a limited edition series of the HTC One mini. “Here’s to Creativity” will feature work done by top known and underground designers and artists from around the world. Each of initiative’s projects will have its own theme and story.

Device beauty shot of the Limited Edition Phunk HTC One (M8)

To celebrate the release, the designers at PHUNK have created two custom wallpapers to bring a little ‘Wonderment’ to your smartphone. Click on the image to download the high-res version of each one.

For more information on the PHUNK Limited Edition HTC One (M8) and how to get one of the 64 handsets, check out the Here’s to Creativity limited editions page.

Wallpaper for your smartphone designed by Phunk StudioWallpaper for your smartphone designed by Phunk Studio

  • м ч × Φ м α † ● s ı s

    I’d like to try the grayscale wallpaper, but it’s not clickable

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Laura Kimball

      Good catch! Just updated the link. Thank you!

      • м ч × Φ м α † ● s ı s

        No, thank You!.. I thought it would be 1080×1920 but I’ll check to see if it looks good anyway

    • Harold Goldner

      Right click on it. It saves as a *.png.

  • Trnr

    HTC is becoming more of a culture brand and it’s definitely a good look. I really appreciate the collaborations they do with other artists, again, it’s a perfect match. Hope for more!
    P.S. Thanks for the wallpapers!

  • http://www.pixelbyter.com Matt (myokan)

    I’ld love to have this. XD. Too bad There are only 64.

  • Andy Burroughs

    Yeah baby! :)

  • Michael

    htc is my favourite phone and company ever

  • http://www.google.com/ MKA_TR

    Very very nice phone..

  • tony solinan

    I loved the design of 2013 one 7 last year, but I bought the Samsung S3,the I sold that and got the s4 from sammy,so 7-8months ago I sold s4and got the LGG 2,then a few months ago like the other phones I had I sold it to one of my family,so I’ve been waiting until September before I decide what phone to buy, as I am a fan of android there are 3-4 phones I am looking at HTCm8,LG G3,nexus6, Motox+1 or shamu from Lenovo one of these in a few weeks I will make my choice!

  • Gaurav Kadakia

    HTC is my favorite phone,, I have been using HTC from last 3 years,, Planning to upgrade my HTC one to M8,, and now i m surely going to try and get this special edition HTC one M8

  • Javed Sheikh

    its looks freaking awesome

  • tylerderk

    I love my HTC M8 but I would love the PHUNK Limited Edition HTC One (M!8)