Sunday, August 17, 2008
want it all?
where to turn when bored of the bland AA options in your
closet, but scared of the garish and over-patterned jerseys
that scream at you from every main street window? luckily
there can be a harmonious marriage of graphic design and
fashion. one that is both witty and original -- of course
it's from japan.
Design Tshirts Store Graniph. the answer to your t-shirt
prayers. graniph takes the next step from where AA basic
t-shirts leave off. what sets graniph apart are collaborations
with contemporary and up-and-coming artists from around
the world. they also delve into the vaults of design history
using images from great minds of the 20th century. always
looking for more without pretense, graniph accepts ideas
from designers, type artists and photographers submitted
through their website to ensure the constant flow of amazing
maybe you don't want to drop 2000 yen ($20!) for a tshirt,
but just want an accessory that complements your style?
graniph translates their ideas into portable mediums as
well -- the lighter! there's graniph all over japan and a
handful of locations around southeast asia and australia,
and if you get the chance to visit the Ueno location in tokyo,
you will be rewarded with a stunning store and lovely staff.
but even if you only visit their website, you will still be
presented with a modern and forward-thinking approach to
graphic design, complete with artist biographies, current
items for the season, and wealth of archived images that are
a feast for the eyes after all that boring cotton out there.
design tshirts store graniph