A 1980s punk-rock vibe coupled with the DIY feel of concert flyers and fanzines informs the work of Raymond Pettibon, the American artist who has lent his hand to accessories brand MZ Wallace for a limited-edition tote in aid of The New York Public Library.
The black Bedford nylon bag with natural leather handles is printed with Pettibon’s No Title (Good prose is…) drawing and features his signature bold lines and diary-entry-like sketches. All proceeds go towards enhancing the Library’s special collections – a cause close to the hearts of MZ Wallace founders Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice. “Lucy and I have visited the library as children, adults and mothers and we’re thrilled to support the work of one of our city’s greatest cultural treasures,” says Zwirner. “Raymond Pettibon is the perfect partner for this project, as his work often incorporates literary references.”