Can candy bars be pop art?

A creative couple finds inspiration for chocolate designs in skate decks, ice cream and fine art

Published May 2, 2011 1:01AM (EDT)

Mary Matson and Matt Even are the creative duo behind Chocolate Editions, the sweets and chocolate company the two formed in 2009. Chocolate Editions began as a celebration of the candy bar as a perfect pop object. Launched from their home kitchen as gifts for friends and family, it quickly grew into a full line that draws its inspiration from a surprisingly eclectic array of sources -- from Tony Alva skate decks and Neapolitan ice cream to works by Kermit Oliver, Chermayeff & Geismar, and Sol LeWitt.

Image courtesy of Mary & Matt

Image courtesy of Mary & Matt

Wall Painting by Sol LeWitt. Photo by Kevin Kennefick for

Image courtesy of Mary & Matt

Image courtesy of Mary & Matt

David Hockney, Art Car, 1995, BMW 850. Image courtesy of


Image courtesy of Mary & Matt


Under the banner Mary & Matt, the two also publish a blog ( that chronicles their design influences, inspirations, obsessions, collections and good humor. The blog is the perfect accompaniment to their business, providing an engaging window into the music, culture and designs that shape their wonderfully artful candies.

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