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Meet Andrew Lawandus, winner of the Booooooom x Poketo wallet competition

This past July, we embarked on our first ever open call for a wallet design with our friend Jeff Hamada of Booooooom. It was an amazing project that introduced us to some awesomely talented people.

Jeff Hamada, Angie and I narrowed down the hundreds of entries down to five finalists, Jessica Fortner, Jake Pauls, Heiko Xlylophone, Alice Maca, and Andrew Lawandus. Then, we left the decision up to you. With over 1400 votes cast in a just a couple of days, designer Andrew Lawandus received the most votes and won! That winning design now a part of the Poketo archives and available in super limited edition on the Poketo site.

We caught up with Andrew to get to know him better and to see what’s been brewing in his part of the world.

Hi, Andrew. In three words, how would you describe your aesthetic?
Fresh. Thoughtful. Interesting

In our collaboration with Booooooom, we asked everyone to submit around the theme of “Before Life.” Could you tell us more about your design and where it originates?
When I hear the words “before life”, I automatically begin thinking of amoebas and microorganisms. The design actually originated from a drawing in my sketchbook of a one-eyed amoeba, made up of lines and triangles.

What are some of your favorite blogs that you visit daily?
A few of my favorite blogs are: Good, for my news fix; Book Cover Archive, for my book fix; Pirates Press, for my vinyl fix; and Devour, for my viral video fix.

Music seems to be a big influence on your work. What’s currently on your playlist?
Beach Fossils
The Drums
Surfer Blood
The Babies
Yuck
The Vaccines

Aside from the awesome wallet on the site, where else can people catch your work? What are you working on?
Currently, I’m working on two projects; the first is an info-graphic icon poster displaying the evolution of cell phones over the past 24 years. The second is complete re-design of the newest Death Cab For Cutie album “Codes and Keys”, on vinyl.


Andrew Lawandus’ winning wallet design.

What are you looking forward to in the next few months?
I’m really looking forward to the next few months when I’ll be getting to take a break from classes at Savannah College of Art and Design, and have time to work on writing songs with my bandmates.

Check out Andrew’s wallet at poketo.com.
Find more of Andrew on doworkdesign.com.
Check out booooooom at booooooom.com

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