Boyhood & Paul Frank in Collectibles Collab
Futurity Brands’ Paul Frank™ is has announced it is collaborating with famed Danish designer Jakob Burgsø, founder of the design company Boyhood. The exciting collaboration sees Boyhood produce wooden Julius the Monkey design collectibles in Burgsø’s signature style, uncanny in their resemblance to the most iconic of Paul Frank characters. The partnership, which possibly will see Boyhood bringing other Paul Frank™ characters to life, has been brokered by Futurity Brands’ European agent Plus Licens.
Paul Frank™ began in 1995 in a small Huntington Beach garage when Paul Frank himself began sewing custom wallets as gifts for his friends, featuring characters such as Julius™ and Skurvy™. These adorable characters rapidly became pop culture icons, known and loved by generations, continuing to create smiles all over the world to this day.
The collection of Julius™ design collectibles comes in two sizes, small and large, and will retail starting at €115. The collection is scheduled to start launching in the fall of 2022 and will be available in the EU, UK, US, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, among other territories.
Boyhood is a Danish design company, designing and producing modern design objects deriving from fantastic boyhood ingenuity. The collections are developed by designer Jakob Burgsø who creates the objects in high-quality natural materials, mainly oak and leather, from a proud Scandinavian tradition of craftsmanship. Boyhood objects not only look amazing, but they also inspire happy memories of good times and put a nostalgic smile on your lips.
“Being a young man in the 90s that had followed and loved the Paul Frank universe makes this project fantastic. It was a great honor being asked to bring Julius the Monkey to life in wood. I can’t wait to show Julius to the world, it has become a masterpiece. The result is beyond my expectations and we have definitely made a classic design collectible that will bring joy to many generations”, says Jakob Burgsø, Designer and Founder of Boyhood.
“Futurity Brands & the Paul Frank team are incredibly excited to partner with Boyhood. The chance to collaborate with such a talented artist like Jakob doesn’t come around often, and Julius has never
looked better! The craftsmanship put into this work is astonishing, and the finished product reflects that”, says Michael Puglisi, Licensing Manager at Futurity Brands.
Boyhood will be exhibiting at the Nordic interior and design show Formland in Denmark on August 18-21, and Oslo Design Fair on August 31 – September 2, showcasing the new Paul Frank™ collectibles for the first time.