Limited Edition Tokyo Art Beat T-shirts
Some time back, Tokyo Art Beat asked five internationally known
artists and designers – Jonathan Barnbrook, Paul Cox, Power Graphixx
(Masahito Hanzawa), Noboru Tsubaki, and the Buro Destruct crew from
Berne Switzerland – to each create an original T-shirt design in
celebration of Tokyo Art Beat’s one-year anniversary.
The result is a set of
limited-edition T-shirts, each with a unique design not available
anywhere else, in any other form. Only a very small number of the
shirts was printed, and Tokyo Art Beat is making them available
only through the end of this month (February 2006). Given the
small quantity produced, owning one is a bit like having a print
directly from the artist, restricted to a extremely small number of
copies. So the phrase “collectors item” is a
more-than-appropriate term to describe them.
And given Tokyo Art Beat’s rapid rise to success and ambitious
plans for the future, you definitely won’t have any better chance to
acquire an artifact that’ll mark you as a someone who’s been hip to
Tokyo Art Beat since “back in the day”.
So head on over to the Tokyo Art Beat site now and place an
order (日本語版). 5000
yen gets you your choice of any two shirts in any sizes you’d like
(XS, M, L). Note also that they take international orders and can
The ordering page also has details about each of the artists who
created the shirt designs, as well as links to detailed images of each
design. Or follow the links below to get directly to those detailed
|Jonathan Barnbrook||Power Graphixx|
|Buro Destruct||Paul Cox|
Note that all proceeds from sale of the shirts goes to Gadago (the non-profit organization behind Tokyo Art Beat) and so will fund feature improvements at the site, and help them to cover more events at more galleries and museums and other art venues.