Cult of Personalities, Fashion, Shopping


SURFING THE NETSTYL.ES WITH PICTUREPLANE + VARIOUS ARTISTS



I have to hand it to Sterling Crispin for curating this tight arsenal of curious, hypergraphic tees designed by some of our favorite #artists (including himself), via the netstyl.es online shop. Only ten editions of each t-shirt will be available, priced across the board at $147 each. I loved Pictureplane‘s interpretation so much (government name: Travis Egedy) that I asked him to model his shirt, “trance end” (below), for us.

For another sexy Travis pinup shot and my own thoughts on some  of the other artists’ designs, continue…

Rafael Rozendaal‘s design, “intotime.com” (below) is geometric and pure in form, and for me brings to mind a utopian global-colony sports uniform.

Of the designs we didn’t show here, Crispin’s own made an interesting reference to the body underneath it, with its “transparent background” checkerboard areas. Ryder Ripps‘ McDonald’s/Monster/Facebook/Under Armour/etc. juxtaposition was certainly in line with the corporate humor trend, if not a bit of a DIS-tillation.

To me the netstyl.es project is perfectly #2K12; a mix of talents, with no overbearing brand message outside of the product. Find your own favorite and buy it here.

Photos of Pictureplane by Colin Ward.

By LILGOVERNMENT - 02.15.12

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