Elizabeth Beer & Brian Janusiak formed Various Projects, Inc. as a multidisciplinary creative collaboration in 2005. Often working in blurry areas between design, art, and commerce, Various Projects is always looking to link creative disciplines. Collaborations are a central and essential focus of the studio which creates objects, garments, accessories, books, furniture, and spaces as the need arises.
Various Keytags™ is a product line made by Various Projects that evolved from a single souvenir created exclusively for the Travel/Hotel store. Now its own entity or spin-off, it offers an infinite number of word and phrase variations and continues to grow into new customized categories.
Project No. 8 is the retail arm of Various Projects which currently has two New York locations: the Travel/Hotel Shop at the Ace Hotel at 22 West 29th Street, and a temporary Souvenir Shop and Kind-of-Convenience Store at TurnStyle—a new food and shopping court underground at the Columbus Circle subway station. These spaces have offered Various Projects and their many creative partners a chance to experiment with themes that re-occur in their work: questions of distribution, digression, and the creation of fluctuating communities.
Various Projects’ Clients and Collaborators include:
Arratia Beer Gallery
Josee LePage & Tobias Wong
Patrick Parrish Gallery
Print All Over Me
Realities United and Chris Wagner
School Of Life
Seth Kinmont for Ideas City
White Zinfandel Magazine