For our Summer 2011 collection titled “Popular is Popular”, we released the Basquiat Dollar tee as part of the drop. The reception was incredible and we quickly sold out on these. Probably one of the best designs we’ve ever released in my opinion. While we don’t tend to show the beginning stages for our designs, I’m so drawn to this particular design that I wanted to share the artwork we created and started with before the final version you see on the tee. The idea was to create something we can relate to based on Robert Dowd‘s iconic Van Gogh dollar. It was a no brainer for us to do it based on Basquiat. His work and what he represented as well as where he was from all spoke to us the most. We started with the below but then worked it to the final version you see on the tee. Really enjoyed working on this one. We are actually contemplating releasing these as a limited run of art prints so look out for them if we do. It will look amazing on any wall.
Props to our in house designer – Jimmy P for bringing the vision to life perfectly.
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