The global technology brand, HONOR has collaborated with some of the most celebrated artists in the world to develop their new smartwatch offering, the HONOR MagicWatch 2. Through this collaboration, HONOR seeks to bring in a blend of fashion and suave to their lineup of innovations and features already present in their MagicWatch 2 platform.
The artists chosen for this collaboration are Jacky Tsai, George Greaves, Wang DongLing, and Giovanni Ozzola. Each of these artists has brought their own unique touch to the MagicWatch 2, to create a lineup of truly great-looking wearable devices.
HONOR x George Greaves: A Touch of Exotic with “The Palm Tree”
First on the list is the Bristol-based illustrator George Greaves. Known for his bold and unusual art style, Greaves has decided to turn to nature for this collaboration, and the topic of choice is the Palm tree. The unisex palm tree design combines geometric elements with a muted color palette, evoking a sense of majestic landscapes and far-flung adventures.
HONOR x Wang DongLing: Reinterpreting Historical Calligraphy with “Cheng Hao, ‘Autumn Moon’, Entangled Script”
Next up, is the Chinese artist Wang DongLing, who is widely considered as the greatest living calligrapher in China. In his limited-edition design for the HONOR MagicWatch 2, Wang incorporates elements of his signature experimental calligraphic style, with powerful brush-and-ink strokes using deep olive green hues.
HONOR x Jacky Tsai: An Innovative Fusion of Pop Art and Chinese Craftmanship with “Floral Horse” and “Shanghai Tang Café”
The third collaboration piece is with the popular contemporary artist Jacky Tsai, who is known for his vibrant style and inventive approach to design which fuses traditional eastern artistic techniques and imagery with western Pop Art. With two eye-catching limited-edition designs, named “Floral Horse” and “Shanghai Tang Café” respectively, Jacky fuses elements of pop art with iconic eastern influences using splashes of color across the watch faces and straps.
HONOR x Giovanni Ozzola: Experimenting with light, photography, and sculpture in “One Day”, Old Walls” and “Ficus”
Originating from Florence, Giovanni is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in photography, as well as video and sculptural installation.
Giovanni’s three designs for the HONOR MagicWatch 2 evoke a sense of discovery.
“One Day” blends graffiti with a sunrise scene to express both the frantic and the quiet, natural moments in life.
In “Old Walls”, Giovanni reflects on mankind’s compulsion to tell stories by using an artistic technique called detachment where he preserves sections of old wall paintings.
“Ficus” is an exploration of space and light. Giovanni captures the leaves in different lighting conditions, adding depth and dimension to the final design.
HONOR x Zhou Li: Creating movement and rhythm with dynamic lines and brunch strokes with the “The Peach Garden-Pink – Lines NO.3”
Known for her oriental aesthetic and acute sensory observations of the world, Zhou Li is one of the most influential female artists in China. Zhou creates paintings, sculptures, installations, and public arts using multiple mediums including oil painting, ink, charcoal, and cotton textiles.
In her limited-edition designs for the HONOR MagicWatch 2 “The Peach Garden-Pink – Lines NO.3”, Zhou combines dynamic lines and brush strokes to represent flowing energy, adding a moving and vigorous look to the surface of the artwork.