We always say the Pocket Pouch makes the perfect travel companion for kids and parents alike—whether it be to the office or playground. Thanks to designer Nate Lau, there’s now another way to place Tegu in the palm of your hand. Literally.
Known as the ‘Sultan of Sketch,’ Nate created eight iPhone 4/4S wallpaper designs to set as your home and/or lock screens. At Tegu, we’re always looking to create beautiful, innovative products from the angular Explorer and Pocket Pouch Prism to the mobile Dart and Hatch. Of course, this philosophy applies beyond just the block sets. These new smartphone designs serve as yet another means of enhancing the Tegu experience for customers and the team itself.
For the small team we’ve amassed here, we carry a lot of Tegu pride. The idea of creating wallpapers for our phones was just a small way we could bring a little bit of Tegu with us wherever we go. Plus, we’re a toy company, and it’s just kinda fun!
While the designs primarily represent our block sets, two wallpapers were inspired by those sets’ exterior packaging. More important, they incorporate how these magnetic wooden blocks unleash creativity and inspire open-ended play.
It [Splash] was created to represent the creative explosion that happens within a child’s imagination—something we wholeheartedly support at Tegu.
We don’t like to play favorites here at Tegu, but, of course, each team member has already chosen and assigned a favorite wallpaper to their phone. As the man responsible for the curiously attractive blocks, you might be wondering which one Nate chose. While he does enjoy all the different designs, there’s one that stands above the rest (see below):
My favorite one is probably the wallpaper with the white background showing a bunch of things that can be made with our Prism. The Pocket Pouch Prism is one of my favorite products and I love the abstract quality you get when playing with it- the creations are always so abstract, it’s like trying to see animals in the clouds, but with blocks!
We will be posting all eight designs on the Tegu Facebook and Twitter pages over the next few days. Stay tuned! A big thanks to our fabulous intern Dolly for conducting this interview (and helping the Tegu Team this summer).