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February 21, 2013

Limited Edition Touch Covers – Extras to Excite You

Our new Limited Edition Touch Coversare available now, for a limited time you can have a piece of something that’s unique and one of a kind. These Touch Covers feature custom laser etched artwork designed by three different and equally talented artists. Express your personal style and use something that’s functional. These Touch Covers work on both Surface RT and Pro, and feature the smooth pressure sensitive keyboard with built-in trackpad. That’s what makes these so special, having a good balance of something that looks good and works well in helping you stay productive. We commissioned three individual artists from around the world to create these designs. We are thrilled to share with you a little bit more about each of these gifted artists, and after reading this you can see which design and inspiration you connect with most.


Skulls – Kate Bailey

Kate is currently an industrial designer here at Microsoft. She joined Microsoft shortly after graduating from California College of the Arts, having previously interned at several design firms in San Francisco. Kate comes to work each day to conceptualize and design hardware for Microsoft Surface. When brainstorming and coming up with ideas for her skulls design, Kate drew inspiration from the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and around the world. Now back in her native Seattle, Kate also runs a small experimental design studio—Free Time— in partnership with architect Amber Murray.

Flowers – Oh Joy!

A graphic designer and blogger, Joy Deangdeelert Cho worked with numerous fashion clients in New York before launching her own business in 2005. She is the talent behind the striking flowers design you see here. Along with her business, she consults for other creative businesses, writes books about managing creative-based businesses, and sells her line of stationery, home office, and wallpaper products nationwide.

Year of the Snake – Liu Qing (aka “LEFT”)

We’ve just entered into the Year of the Snake. Only taking place every 12 years, the snake is one of the 12 year cycles of animals in the Chinese zodiac. The snake is regarded as an intelligent and logical animal, also possessing qualities of ambition. The talent behind this one of a kind design is Liu Qing (aka: LEFT) a well-known Shanghai designer who has spent time at several top ad agencies, working with tons of brands and garnering industry awards for her collage, hand-drawn, and graphic styles. LEFT is one of the leading creatives pushing neo-traditional style, a mashup of traditional Chinese elements and modern aesthetics.

We wanted to shake things up a bit by adding these three unique designs so we’re giving you the chance to snag one of these Limited Edition Touch Covers. What are you waiting for? These will be in selected retailers for a short time so be sure to pick up your very own Limited Edition Touch Cover today while they’re still available.