Although I'd come across Seldon Yuan's Bandolier Bag (created under his SSCY moniker) before he submitted it to our call for submissions our All City All Stars exhibition during ICFF this year, I didn't realize that he was more than just a designer: we ended up selecting his other entry, a sculptural work called "Center of the Youniverse," for the exhibition. When we met in person, he mentioned that he was also working on poetry and a novel, supporting himself as a web developer. Since then, he spent the summer working on a public sculpture, which is currently on view at Socrates Sculpture Park, and he's scarcely had a moment to catch his breath as he's been selected for the next year's Bronx Museum of Art Biennial. (Perhaps the Modern Renaissance Man should be another phenotype...)
Besides the ongoing writing and art projects, Seldon has somehow found time to launch his latest bag, the "Tack." Billed as a "backpack disguised as a tote bag," it's a strong contender for a versatile, go-to bag for stylish yet practical urbanites:
SSCY continues on with their mission of filling a gap in our porting and traveling needs with their newest bag known as the Tack. Tired of having to take off a backpack to access it and annoyed with trying to ride a bike with a tote bag, they've combined the features of both to create a perfect hybrid for travel by bike or by foot. With a few simple steps the bag converts from a tote bag to a backpack and back again.
Jack-of-all-trades though he may be, Seldon's work consistently reflects his detail-oriented dedication to producing excellent results, whether it's a work of art, design or writing. Designed and constructed in Brooklyn in small quantities to ensure quality, the all-black bag is constructed from water-repellent cotton canvas, featuring metal hardware with leather accents, six exterior pockets as well as an interior pocket, YKK zippers with pulls for easy access and a zippable roll-top enclosure.
The 'Tack' is available now for $180 exclusively at SSCY.org.