"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"
"Kaleidoscopic One"

"Kaleidoscopic One"

$30.00

Efdot. is the moniker of Brooklyn-based artist, muralist, and graphic designer Eric Friedensohn. Inspired by skate culture, his hand-drawn characters and multi-colored murals evoke both youthful exuberance and an easy-going nostalgia.  Creating what he calls “Art for Optimists,” Efdot.’s primary aim with his work is to create moments of joy for others, or as he so aptly dubbed them, “healthy distractions.”

Citing Keith Haring, MC Escher, and John Langdon among his primary influences, Efdot.’s work often contains layers of bold, minimalist design mixed with hidden text, optical illusions, and “Easter eggs” that offer a new experience each time his designs are viewed. His incredible, multi-platform portfolio can be found around the world and includes everything from murals, skate decks, and neon sculptures to basketball courts and baseball cards.

When he’s not in the studio, finishing a new mural, or working to provide designs for local small businesses, you’re likely to find Efdot. on his board at Astoria Skatepark, taking in the sunset behind the city skyline.

Instagram: @efdot

Web: efdotstudio.com

With his “City Series” design, Efdot. sought to create something new that was a bit of a departure from his other work. He wanted to create a piece that was reflective of the unique and diverse personalities that populate the City. With all the heaviness and heartache that’s befallen New York in the past year, he wanted his bandana to provide a moment of levity, a reason to crack a smile.

With hidden messages, never-before-seen characters, and layers of open-to-interpretation design elements, “Kaleidoscopic One” evokes the fun, frenetic energy of a city skatepark. Playing with the theme of light vs. dark, and imbued with his trademark optimism, Efdot.’s design is one you can keep coming back to, finding something new to smile about each time.    

Free Arts NYC is a non-profit organization that empowers underserved youth in the City through art and mentoring programs. Free Arts partners with local schools and other community organizations help kids and teens to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed. With the help of dedicated and caring volunteer mentors, since their founding in 1997 Free Arts NYC has delivered creative arts programs directly to over 32,000 low income, homeless, abused and neglected children.

Eric was drawn to Free Arts as his charity choice because he they are aligned with his own personal mission of using art to share, connect, teach, inspire, and learn. Despite the traumas of 2020 and hardships of the pandemic, Eric hopes that the right influences from Free Arts can help kids turn these experiences into positive change through beautiful and cathartic artistic expressions.

Instagram: @freeartsnyc

Facebook: @freeartsnyc

Web: freeartsnyc.org

Size:     21" x 21"

Fabric:  100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel

Make:   Printed, Cut, Sewn, and Packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (FLOCERT FLO ID 4512)

Wash:   Hand or Machine Wash Cold with like colors, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach

Please note that all of our bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.

The Artist: Efdot. (Brooklyn, NY)

Efdot. is the moniker of Brooklyn-based artist, muralist, and graphic designer Eric Friedensohn. Inspired by skate culture, his hand-drawn characters and multi-colored murals evoke both youthful exuberance and an easy-going nostalgia.  Creating what he calls “Art for Optimists,” Efdot.’s primary aim with his work is to create moments of joy for others, or as he so aptly dubbed them, “healthy distractions.”

Citing Keith Haring, MC Escher, and John Langdon among his primary influences, Efdot.’s work often contains layers of bold, minimalist design mixed with hidden text, optical illusions, and “Easter eggs” that offer a new experience each time his designs are viewed. His incredible, multi-platform portfolio can be found around the world and includes everything from murals, skate decks, and neon sculptures to basketball courts and baseball cards.

When he’s not in the studio, finishing a new mural, or working to provide designs for local small businesses, you’re likely to find Efdot. on his board at Astoria Skatepark, taking in the sunset behind the city skyline.

Instagram: @efdot

Web: efdotstudio.com

The Design: "Kaleidoscopic One"

With his “City Series” design, Efdot. sought to create something new that was a bit of a departure from his other work. He wanted to create a piece that was reflective of the unique and diverse personalities that populate the City. With all the heaviness and heartache that’s befallen New York in the past year, he wanted his bandana to provide a moment of levity, a reason to crack a smile.

With hidden messages, never-before-seen characters, and layers of open-to-interpretation design elements, “Kaleidoscopic One” evokes the fun, frenetic energy of a city skatepark. Playing with the theme of light vs. dark, and imbued with his trademark optimism, Efdot.’s design is one you can keep coming back to, finding something new to smile about each time.    

The Charity: Free Arts NYC

Free Arts NYC is a non-profit organization that empowers underserved youth in the City through art and mentoring programs. Free Arts partners with local schools and other community organizations help kids and teens to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed. With the help of dedicated and caring volunteer mentors, since their founding in 1997 Free Arts NYC has delivered creative arts programs directly to over 32,000 low income, homeless, abused and neglected children.

Eric was drawn to Free Arts as his charity choice because he they are aligned with his own personal mission of using art to share, connect, teach, inspire, and learn. Despite the traumas of 2020 and hardships of the pandemic, Eric hopes that the right influences from Free Arts can help kids turn these experiences into positive change through beautiful and cathartic artistic expressions.

Instagram: @freeartsnyc

Facebook: @freeartsnyc

Web: freeartsnyc.org

The Bandana 

Size:     21" x 21"

Fabric:  100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel

Make:   Printed, Cut, Sewn, and Packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (FLOCERT FLO ID 4512)

Wash:   Hand or Machine Wash Cold with like colors, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach

Please note that all of our bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.