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Ultimate Ears Teams with Skateboard Artist Don Pendleton to Roll Out New Limited Edition UE BOOM
|By Business Wire
|July 22, 2014 04:00 AM EDT
Today Ultimate Ears is expanding its limited-edition lineup of UE
BOOM with the announcement of its collaboration with artist Don
Pendleton on UE BOOM – Jettison Edition. This limited-edition run of
UE BOOM is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic
style and is the latest in a series of one-of-a-kind acoustic skins for
UE BOOM, aimed to blend people’s passions for music, design and art.
UE BOOM - Jettison Edition (Photo: Business Wire)
For almost two decades, Pendleton has made his mark on the skate
industry with his design patterns appearing on products from a variety
of notable brands, such as Alien Workshop, Burton Snowboards, Element
Skateboards, etnies and Mountain Dew®. Now, Pendleton is turning up the
volume on his art, bringing his recognizable colors and shapes to the
smart acoustic skin of UE BOOM.
“Don has been a major force in fusing the two worlds of art and skate,”
said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “Skating is often
viewed as self expression, much like art and music. Through our
collaboration with Don, Ultimate Ears is able to amplify that expression
by giving people the opportunity to share the music they love out loud,
while also showing off their love for the skating culture.”
Introduced in 2013, UE BOOM has already won four prestigious design
awards, including a 2014 gold iF product design award and a gold 2014
International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). The speaker continuously
evolves with industry-defining features, such as alarm functionality,
sound customization and two-speaker pairing – the Double Up feature –
delivered through software updates, setting the gold standard for smart
speakers. Built to withstand the rigors of life – including the
intensity of the skating world – its cylindrical shape blasts bold
360-degree sound, and features a water- and stain-resistant acoustic
skin and up to 15 hours of battery life.
“I've been very lucky to make a career around the two things I love the
most: art and skateboarding,” said Pendleton. “Skating has a long
tradition of encouraging creativity and of pushing the boundaries of
what we traditionally consider 'art.' Working with Ultimate Ears has
given me the chance to add music into the mix, which is another
important aspect of the skateboarding culture and a huge part of my
life. To me, the combination of art and music is as natural as combining
art and skateboarding, so it's rad to be involved in this project.”
Pricing and Availability
UE BOOM – Jettison Edition is expected to be available in the U.S. and
in select countries in Europe starting in July 2014 for a suggested
retail price of $199.99. For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com
To find out more about Don Pendleton, please visit www.elephont.com.
About Don Pendleton
Don Pendleton is an American artist, designer and illustrator living in
Dayton, Ohio. He was influenced by his father's art at an early age and
started drawing at age 9, and began skateboarding at 14. After securing
sponsors, he went through the amateur ranks of skateboarding, competing
and doing demos. An ankle injury in 1992 shifted his focus back to
artwork and he completed a bachelor's degree in graphic arts at Marshall
University in 2004. He is currently a freelance artist focusing on
select commercial work and painting. In addition to Alien Workshop and
Element Skateboards, his clients include Zero Skateboards, Mountain Dew,
Pearl Jam, Oakley, Nike 6.0, Gravis, Burton, K2, DVS Shoes and etnies,
among others. Don’s work has been featured on the cover of Juxtapoz
Magazine and Monster Children Magazine. In April 2014, his first solo
museum exhibit – “Fine Lines” – opened at the Huntington Museum of Art
in Huntington, WV, featuring 15 years of skateboard graphics as well as
paintings and prints. You can see more of Don's work at www.elephont.com
or follow Don on Instagram @pendleton.
About Ultimate Ears
Ultimate Ears, a brand of Logitech, revolutionized the way artists
perform music on stage with the creation of its custom fit professional
earphones in 1995. Today, more touring artists use Ultimate Ears than
any other brand, and UE makes critically acclaimed earphones and
speakers that are redefining the way people experience the music they
love. Ultimate Ears is the leading supplier of custom fitted earphones
for professional musicians and an emerging provider of premium speakers
and earphones for the consumer market. For more information, please
Logitech, the Logitech logo, and other Logitech marks are registered in
Switzerland and other countries. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its
products, visit the company’s website at www.logitech.com.
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