A vanguard of sorts, Daniel Johnston’s prolific body of work has served as an unofficial backdrop to the 1990s subculture and beyond. You will find his hauntingly serene music in various places, from the controversial film Kids (1995) to the more recent Where the Wild Things Are (2009). And then there are his illustrations, imaginative and yet almost child-like in execution, more notably, the “Hi, How Are You” caricature worn by the late Kurt Cobain. However popular they are with Johnston’s fellow creative types, both art-forms are also conduits to Johnston’s emotions, who for years has suffered recurrence of manic depression and schizophrenia.
In introducing a new generation to the inspiring bodies of work by Johnston, Supreme created a series of original graphic tees featuring the artist’s most notable illustrations. These will be launched this coming Thursday, June 14th, alongside three other Supreme original t-shirts and its newest VANS collaborations, at retail locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, as well as its online store. The collection will also be available in Japan on Saturday, June 16th.
June 14th, 2012 (Thursday) NYC, LA, London, & Online
June 16th, 2012 (Saturday) Japan