art: the art of the messenger bag - Tausche, Berlin

The shop that originates these bags is in Helmholtz Platz in Berlin's Prenzlauerberg. Called Tausche, it was started by two landscape architects. They, and a small coterie of friends, design all the bag facings which can be swapped - so, one bag can have a variety of covers from a plain screen-printed one to a fancy embroidered silk one. There are different sizes of bags which include a new line made of leather. There are also different inserts for different purposes that can go into the bags. The bags and facings are all made in Germany.

For us though, the rich variety of graphic art on the facings is the thing.

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