Icon Pocket Mirrors

These walnut and cherry pocket mirrors were originally designed for the Hatchery in the fall of 2015. The Hatchery is an entrepreneurial design course at Tyler. The class is capped at four students and the selected members have the opportunity to design products that will later be sold for profit. 

When I was coming up with initial product ideas there were a couple key points that largely influenced my end decisions. First, I was set on creating an item that could be made in house, AKA in Tyler. Cost was also a deciding factor, I wanted to create a high quality but low cost product. I have used wood in past projects and I knew that it would stand the test of time, but it also could be purchased relatively cheap. Likewise, wood holds up well and has a nice effect when it is laser cut. 

I have always been interested in the role of females in pop culture, especially in old Hollywood. The combination of this interest and the previously listed manufacturing requirements created the foundation for the Icon Pocket Mirrors. 

I decided to explore two image making styles. One being illustrative caricatures, and the other was a photographic representation. The mirrors were sold at the Punk Rock Flea Market, and the Tyler Art Market, and they ultimately they ended up selling out.

Art Direction: Bryan Satalino

Photography: Neil Spencer & Austen Hart