notNeutral, the Award-Winning Specialty Coffeeware Brand, Unveils Limited Edition Holiday Artist Series in Collaboration with Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts
LOS ANGELES, CA – notNeutral, the acclaimed specialty coffeeware brand, unveils its highly anticipated 2023 artist series in an exclusive collaboration with Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, a renowned organization fostering an inclusive creative environment where artists with and without disabilities collaborate on equal footing.
This collaboration with notNeutral marks a celebration of diversity and human potential, encouraging audiences to challenge preconceptions about disability. In close partnership with Interact’s gallery team, notNeutral curated a selection of artworks by three Interact artists — Michael Engebretson, Andrew Seymour, and David Wright — to adapt their original illustrations and paintings to design three limited-edition Lino mugs, notNeutral’s signature award-winning design.
A percentage of the proceeds from the sales will be dedicated as royalties to the contributing artists and to Interact, furthering their mission to support the creative growth of artists with disabilities.
"This collaboration represents a fusion of artistic expression and social impact. We believe in empowering artists to share their unique perspectives, and through this series, we aim to contribute to Interact's inspiring mission of fostering creativity without boundaries."
Since the inception of its first artist series in 2020, notNeutral has pushed the boundaries of creativity by collaborating with diverse talents, from ceramicists to streetwear designers, to produce limited-edition Lino mugs. Each collaborator is granted complete creative control, infusing their distinctive style into notNeutral’s iconic mug shape.
The limited-edition collection in collaboration with Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts retails for $30 and is available at notNeutral.com.
About the Artists
David Wright’s bold depictions of pop culture artifacts, cityscapes, destination spots are inspired by personal travel experiences and reference images from books and the internet. Wright usually starts with a sketch then works at a large scale, using saturated color and bold black lines. The exuberant joy of his piece “70s Art,” depicting a boombox and flowers as music, captured the hearts of our team.
Michael Engebretson’s body of work maps a future existence beyond Earth, where inhabitants travel through galaxies by spaceship and live on distant moons in a utopian civilization he calls Class Five. The space vessels that Engebretson draws and the ideology they represent are the vehicles of a more equitable time and place. An avid autism advocate, Engebretson would like viewers of his work to understand how, as he says, “the autistic mind operates.” He hopes that his work will help people understand the vitality of neurodiversity.
Almost every piece that Andrew Seymour has created in the last two decades is titled “Summer,” a reference to summers at his mother’s lake cabin in northern Minnesota. Seymour describes the circular forms throughout his work as people, and they appear in every piece. In some cases, they represent family at the lake or artists in the studio. Seymour’s abundant archive traces decades of persistence and a truly singular vision.