PC Mag Auctions Artist-Designed Laptops for Charity

PC Mag Auctions Artist-Designed Laptops for Charity

Gregory Han
May 12, 2008

Looking for a new laptop? The National Cristina Foundation and PC Magazine have worked together with a variety of well known artists to create and auction eight one-of-a-kind, artist-designed HP laptops on eBay with a starting bid of just 99 cents. Sales of these unique laptops goes to benefit the National Cristina Foundation, which provides computers to folks in need. The initiative—dubbed The Computerlicious Design Experience—is part of PC Magazine's 25th anniversary celebrations. More details below...

The Computerlicious laptops are one-of-a-kind, fully functional works of art by:

  • Paul Frank Industries, a well-known design house

  • Coltrane Curtis, founder, Epiphany Media

  • DDCLAB, a fashion label based in New York City

  • de la Vega, Manhattan renegade graffitist and street muralist

  • Matt Bernson Design, a Tribeca-based shoe designer

  • Obey, home to Artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the Obey Giant

  • Peter Harper, sculptor

  • Rebecca Minkoff, handbag designer whose line is found at outlets including Bloomingdales

  • Suzan Fellman, home furnishings designer, interior decorator, and antique textiles dealer

Underneath their new "outfits," the notebook PCs are the HP tx1000z, dv6500t, dv9500z and HP Dragon models. The designs range from metal, spray paint and patent leather to environmentally friendly and experimental materials. For artist profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and images of the notebooks, visit their site.

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