This is Not Clothing T-Shirts
The brand attempting to bring together art, photography and t-shirts has released a new collection. The latest from wearable canvas firm This Is Not Clothing pulls on the Italian Renaissance for five striking designs.
Collection II/II features artwork created by brand founder and visual artist Jam Sutton. In the past, Sutton has created the artwork for numerous musicians including Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D, Steve Aoki, Kid Cudi and Travis Barker. In 2013 the British born creative directed and produced the music video for Azealia Banks’ Yung Rapunxel track.
However, Sutton’s more recent work provides a contrast with contemporary culture and fine art. With Collection II/II the multi-skilled designer has portrayed pop culture icons in a Vanitas style. The still life approach is commonly associated with religious iconography and funerary artistry of the 15th, 16th and 17th century.
Works by great painters of the period – including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and Eugène Delacroix – have been used as the base of the t-shirt designs.
The Communion III t-shirt makes use of da Vinci’s The Last Supper, showing a skeletal figure wearing a crown of thorns about to consume a cheeseburger.
All t-shirts in the line carry digitally printed all-over artwork. Each is made from 100 per cent Fair Wear Foundation cotton and printed in Paris.
This is Not Clothing’s lookbook features British model Caleb Dobie against a white background, showcasing the five available styles.
This is Not Clothing: Collection II/II Lookbook