Graphic Statements

Two totes get the artistic treatment from Sarah Morris and Glenn Ligon.

Sarah Morris's Longchamp tote and Glenn Ligon's MZ Wallace tote

With some 30 million in circulation around the globe,Longchamp’s folding nylon Le Pliage bag is practically ubiquitous. But here’s one version that stands out from the crowd: For the bag’s 20th anniversary, the artist Sarah Morris gave it a graphic look, using a detail from her painting *Annual Solar Eclipse*[Rio], 2013. “I like how democratic it is,” Morris says. “It was like designing an envelope.” Meanwhile, MZWallace has collaborated with the conceptual artist Glenn Ligon to create a special edition of its MetroTote, the sales of whichwillbenefit the Studio Museum in Harlem’s art education programsfor teens. “‘I Am Somebody’ is thetitle of 1950s-era poem by William Holmes Borders, a Civil Rights activist and a pastor at Wheat Street BaptistChurch in Atlanta,” says Ligon of the stenciled motif. “I chose the phrase, in part, to acknowledge the incredible role art can play inshaping young people’s livesand identities.”