Thursday, August 14, 2008

Stussy: Our Gang Series

This is kinda old news, but new to Australia. The Stussy "our gang" series is freakin ill. Its a tshirt series of a whole bunch of modern artists designing shirts as they interpret the concept in their own way. Their are 3 groups of gangs at the moment, the first included Reas, Delta, So Me, Morning Breath and Rob Abeyta, and were my favourites in the series.

DELTA
is one of the graffiti pioneers of Europe. Active since the eighties, he developed his own unique three-dimensional typographic style. As an artist, he grew from his experiences to look at and deal with the streets to a more reflective kind of work. His drawings, paintings, video work and installations breathe the ghost of the old utopists and constructivists, but of a time where the rotting process of the concrete is clearly visible. They could be seen as fingerprints or portraits of industrial architecture.

ROBERT ABEYTA JR.
is a full time designer and painter living in the Los Angeles area. Until recently, he was working with NIKE as Art Director on a new line of sneakers & apparel. His past works include collaborations with Spike Jonze, French Director and Academy Award Winner Michel Gondry, Stussy and Undefeated. Also numerous music packaging designs ranging from the seminal punk band LOS CRUDOS to The Transplants to LA hip hop legends Mack 10, Cypress Hill and DJ Quik. Other works include the design of numerous skateboards and apparel while working as an Art Director for Fourstar Clothing at the Girl Skateboard Companies.
MORNING BREATH
is Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto. In 1996, the two started working together at Think Skateboards in San Francisco. Doug and Jason found early on that they had similar tastes and influences, many of which were associated with the late '70s and early '80s; everything from sniffing glue and punk rock to racking paint and hip hop. Over the years, their creative collaborations continued to expand beyond skateboard graphics and they realized the need to create a formalized partnership. In 2002, the two founded Morning Breath, a creative studio located in Brooklyn, New York. Doug and Jason now split their creative energy and time between commercial and personal work. In 2006, their first book was published entitled The Early Bird: The Art and Design of Morning Breath.
TODD JAMES
is an internationally known artist and designer who spent the bulk of his childhood and adolescence watching cartoons, eating cereal and writing graffiti. Through his work on NYC's subway trains, as REAS, he mastered the practical challenges of good design at an early age. James' commercial works include logos for clients such as the Beastie Boys, The Source, Eminem, Mobb Deep and Redman. They remain some of rap music's most enduring icons. As the Puppet Designer and as a Production Designer on Comedy Central's hit show Crank Yankers, James' singular aesthetic sensibility was introduced to a television audience with great success. On the fine art side, work by James has been shown at the 2000 Venice Biennale, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate museum in Liverpool and at Deitch Projects in NYC as well as the Beautiful Losers museum tour. Most recently has been making paintings for his second show in Copenhagen at V1 Gallery and working on new projects for Adult Swim. James currently resides in New York, home base for his company, REAS International.
SO ME
is head of the graphic design department at Ed Banger records, one of the most exciting electronic labels in the galaxy. His hand written drawings, which mix retro typography and hip hop clich├ęs, have traveled around the world. While Video Director for Justice (MTV Music Award for "best video" for D.A.N.C.E.) and Kanye West, Graphic Designer for the Japanese clothing brand Revolver, So Me has become the designer of the "French Touch" second generation.

(c) Stussy 2008

As expected I have the SO ME one, so suck it up fuckers

It turns out So Me can produce music also, as we were demonstrated on Ed Rec Vol III

mp3: So Me - Decalcomania

1 comment:

  1. Why the fuck do you love ed banger so much t radehooks?!?!?!

    hahaha

    nice one S, fresh to def.

    yuzzerd

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