The Pointman series is probably the most recognizable Futura artwork. The success story of the Pointman
began in 1988. Futura was asked to design the cover art for UNKLE. Their debut album (Psyence Fiction)
was also the debut of the Pointman. Futura created the Pointman as a robotic figure with an elongated
head, giving it the shape of a Spaceship. “Without the UNKLE experience, I don’t think anyone would have
ever heard of the Pointman”. With the success of the music album came the success for the Pointman.
Japanese toy manufacturer Medicom produced collectible toys. Bathing Ape, Nike and Levi’s were
collaborators. The ventures gave Futura the opportunity to continue the development of his own brand:
Futura LABARATORIES. The brand collaborated with the Japanese technical clothing company Descente
that used the Pointman on several electronic accessories. The Pointman became the Futura signature
piece and for us as Futura admirers it was a must.


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