Supreme is everywhere, while almost being nowhere. The scarce quantities on their items sell out in minutes. Last time I went into the shop I found out that Lucas Vercetti (the white kid) from Odd Future works the floor. Makes sense seeing that Tyler The Creator has always wore Supreme and that the OFWGKTA store is across the street.
A few years back I designed a skateboard graphic for Venice Originals. It was produced as a one-off item for a special event, only 200 were made and they sold quick. It was very exciting, but it didn’t develop into anything.
Fast-forward to an open call from Supreme for unknown designers to submit graphics for various accessories and apparel. I was given an invitation to submit some designs, with the only guideline being that it falls into a psychedelic style. I submitted only one design which took a fair amount of time to perfect and heard nothing for four months. And then… I received an offer to feature my graphic on a deck to be released this summer. Sometimes life is really good.
To achieve this psychedelic vibe I started my creative process with the idea of freedom, then worked into a structure. it began with a shot of my hair… lots of wild movement, and good tones. something not easily recognizable when taken out of context. after a variety of treatments including double-exposing the film, creating some symmetry, and incorporating some line art, this is the end result.
My design was featured internationally, both in-store and online July 2015, in small quantities (it’s Supreme).