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Shirt Kings Book

I've Blogged ybout Dapper Dan and The Mighty Shirt Kings before. 
Now a book is finally realeasing soon! A definite must have for me 

Artist: Edwin PHADE Sacasa
Photography: Alain KET Mariduena
Language: Engelska
Pages: 144
Size: 21,5 x 28x 3 cm
Cover: Hard cover
Release date: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 978-91-85639-57-1

Jamaica, Queens, New York in the mid 1980s. Rappers and hip hop fans
came from all over the city to get their own customized T-shirt by The
Mighty Shirt Kings. The style traveled all over the world through record
covers and music videos, and the Shirt Kings designs soon became
synony- mous with Hip Hop and the culture of making something out of
 nothing. Shirt Kings – Pioneers of Hip Hop Fashion looks at the early
 days of urban fashion through the lens of the pioneering group of artists
known as the Shirt Kings. By adapting the graffiti skills from the trains
and spray cans to shirts and airbrush they created a new look for a new
Edwin PHADE Sacasa is a founding artist of the group and it is through
his archives that we are transported to the 1980s in NYC where the
fashion was loud, colorful, and filled with cartoon im- agery; but not just
any cartoon imagery for the cartoons where urbanized. Mickey Mouse
with a Fila suit, Casper the Friendly Ghost with gold teeth and Pink
Panther with gold chains. People from across the city made their way to
Jamaica, Queens to a small shopping mall known as the Coliseum where
you could easily bump into the biggest names in Hip Hop of the day.
From DJ Red Alert to LL Cool J to Big Daddy Kane to Mike Tyson
– they all had to have their Shirt Kings designs.
Shirt Kings – Pioneers of Hip Hop Fashion chronicles the art, the styles,
and the people who where loyal supporters of the Shirt Kings, and takes
us on a trip down memory lane to when cus- tomization and art reigned
supreme in New York City.

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