Dossier Artist-Designed Totes

Much like NYC-based arts and culture magazine Dossier's publication itself, their latest project, a series of totes customized by a hand-picked cadre of artists and designers, draws on the talent of their creative community. Bags feature the work of musicians, stylists, fashion designers and poets who each applied different techniques like wood-block printing, collage, photo transfers and quilting.

The results of course are as varied as the creators, ranging from fashion designer Zac Posen's swank-looking contribution (right) to the folksy hand-stitched bear face by artist Fanny Bostrom (left). Also pictured is a denim version by artist/musician Hisham Akira Bharrocha. (Click images for detail.)

Other than Posen's one-off which uses rare skins, each hand-designed tote is signed by the artist, limited to an edition of 150 and is $25 . Pick up your own portable, functional artwork at I Heart in Manhattan, And Then Some in Brooklyn or online from Dossier.