British-based mobile phone case manufacturer Proporta has announced an exclusive collaboration with the National Gallery London to bring some of the museum’s most iconic paintings to its iPhone, tablet and e-Reader cases.
The range launches with two paintings featuring timely designs for London’s Olympic Year. Trafalgar Square is based on a 1950s postcard print showing the gallery behind Nelson’s Column (right) and The Thames Below Westminster is a haunting shot based Monet’s painting from 1871.
Proporta worked closely with the National Gallery to select paintings, not only based on popularity, but also for suitability to be replicated on a case.
Trafalgar Square and The Thames below Westminster are available in Proporta’s for iPhone 4/4S hard shell (£14.95), designed to protect from scrapes and scratches, as well as providing easy access to the ports. Trafalgar Square is also available in Proportas leather-style flip case (£24.95), adding protection to the phones screen.
These designs aren’t just available for the iPhone either. Proporta is introducing a faux-leather case for the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad (£49.95).
Judith Mather from The National Gallery comments: “The National Gallery Collection contains over 2,300 works, including many famous works, such as va Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire , Monet’s above Westminster and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. It is great to work with Proporta to bring The National Gallery images on to modern technology.”
Proporta confirmed more cases will be available before Christmas and that future cases will be based around the musuem’s quarterly exhibitions. All the cases are available now from Proporta or the National Gallery shop.