This past November, one of my dearest friends approached me with the type of request that every budding designer can only dream of: Free reign and a generous deadline. Adding to that, it was a gift for her husband-to-be on their wedding day, whom is also a great friend of mine. It felt special right from the beginning, and could not wait to get started.
In the coming months I developed a few ideas, only revolving around the loose notion that the design should be absolutely as minimal as possible, while able to carry heavy loads. A tall order in the wallet sector. But I was able to pull thoughts and materials from past projects, like my Sumo Wallet and Elasti-Clutch, and eventually landed on a sweet design that I found both sentimental and utilitarian all in one beautiful package. This was also my first real attempt at trying out a medium called Block Printing, where you essentially generate a stamp and apply it via ink (or dye, in this case) to a given material; Color me hooked.
All in all, I hope this piece serves them well. Now, for your viewing pleasure, the Matt Wallet:
And here is the build log for those interested. Enjoy!