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3st AiR: Always Be, A Collaboration with Matthew Hoffman


The 2013 Thirst Artist in Residence (3st Air) program is proud to offer the first of four collectable limited editions made in collaboration with the iconic Chicago artist, Matthew Hoffman, now available at the 3st AiR store.

Always Be, is available for download to 27 individuals (one with each of the 26 word sets, and one with the complete collection). Each letter in the alphabet stands for one word from our lexicon, so that you can set your own positive messages to share with the world!

 The first limited edition of 26 is available for $125.

This edition includes:
_    a 26″ laser cut wood free-standing Always Be + Word display (one, per each letter of the alphabet)
_    a signed 11 x 17″ Always Be commemorative poster
_    the Always Be typeface in four configurations designed by Thirst in the manner of  Matthew’s own It’s OK mill cut letters

Select from: active, beautiful, courageous, doing, earnest, fearless, golden, here, involved, just, keeping, limber, making, natural, open, prolific, quick, reaching, sincere, together, urging, valuable, willing, XOXO, yearning, and zealous.

For tabletop display, Always Be can be linked with each letter using the nodule pictured above. The words can also be mounted flat for framing. The letters were laser-cut from large sheets of plywood.

3stAiR is also offering a one of a kind modular assemblage which includes all 27 panels along with a set of custom connectors.

We believe in the collectible value of Matthew’s art. Our collaborations with him aim to connect his artistic vision to our international design audience, providing exposure to his ideas and our projects together. Matthew’s work is already included in the private collections of Jamie Koval (VSA Partners), Dawn Hancock (Firebelly Design), and Rick Valicenti (Thirst/3st).

Learn more in our project archive

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