Print All Over Me is a new project from the founders of BYCO.com, the site where fashion design meets manufacture. POAM is a place where anyone can upload a design onto one of their seasonal items and have it made, or simply just sell it online. Print All Over Me launched with a collaboration with super-cool online magazine Sight Unseen and some of their favourite designers. I asked co-founder Jesse Finkelstien some questions…
Who is POAM for?
PAOM is for everyone: artists, designers, illustrators, and people who just want to print all over things.
Will there be any more collaborations like Sight Unseen in future?
We’re planning a future collabo with Sight Unseen, in addition to collaborations with Dis Magazine, Safe House U.S.A., The Perfect Nothing, Michael Burke, PIN UP magazine, and Gay Letter.
We also have an upcoming collaboration and event with the gallery Louis B. James on Feb. 7 featuring tracksuits printed by the following artists: Aay Kay Burns, Jibz Cameron, Deric Carner, T.M. Davy , Christian Dietkus, Scott Hug, Casey Legler, Kalup Linzy, Michael Mahalchick, Ryan McNamara, Robert Melee, Lucas Michael, Wardell Milan, David Mramor, Jack Pierson, Colin Self, and David Benjamin Sherry.
Do you think customers designing there own products is the future of retailing?
I’m not sure if customers designing their own products is the future of retailing, but I do think that giving designers the tools to easily and efficiently design and produce is the future of retailing. We’re less interested in “democratic design,” than in being a platform for designers to sell without risk or stress.
What has been your favourite print so far?
I have so many favorite prints. I love all the sight unseen pieces, especially the New Friends designs, the Will Bryant designs. Since we’ve launched (like two months ago) we’ve had over 7,000 pieces submitted to the Shop site, and I am continuously amazed by the quality and genius of the prints.