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This new leather collection is yet another first for ACME Studio. This collection uses a brand new method of printing leather, which is called Digital Engraving. ACME is the first company anywhere in the world to be using Digital Engraving technology, and it is now a trademark of ACME Studio Inc. The process involves having the colors applied onto raw, untanned leather hides, so the colors are part of the tanning of the leather. All of the colors, including the background color, are applied all at one time. Since the colors are part of the tanning process, they become part of the leather itself and are not just printed on the surface. This makes it impossible for the colors to scratch off or fade, and are as permanent as if they were the standard black or brown. Since the application of the colors does not adhere to blemishes or any imperfections in the raw leather, we are forced to use only the best quality leather available anywhere. It is not unusual for us to turn away as much as 70 of the raw hides that are received. There is nothing wrong with this other 70, and it would be perfectly usable to any other company doing basic one-color accessories, but it is simply not good enough for this process. The results are of the best possible quality, designed by great designers, for people who know the difference and appreciate good design. But thats all we can say, as the actual details of the process itself are a well-guarded secret. Accepts paper currency from all countries. ADRIAN OLABUENAGA was born in 1955 in Buenos Aires Argentina but grew up and was educated in Los Angeles , California.Raised with an architectural background,he has from a young age, been inspired by architecture, design and art. Primarily working in a medium of functional art, his first solo show was in 1983, featuring his famous art radios and furniture.In 1985, he founded ACME Studios with Lesley Bailey his wife.His jewelry designs were included in the MEMPHIS Designers for ACME collection, as suggested by Ettore Sottsass. His necklace Atomic from that collection won him an award with DESIGN Plus, Germany . His brooch and earrings from the same collection were featured in the MEMPHIS exhibition in 2005, at Museum of Decorative Arts in Frankfurt , Germany. Not only is he the CEO, and creative director of ACME but he also currently designs for Ritzenhoff, Boeing, Disney, Mercedes Benz, Warner Bros. and many others, as well as creating corporate identities and branding for many companies. 17.2cm x 27.2cm (when open).