3 ARTISTS, 3 CITIES, 3 NIGHTS – NOVEMBER 2006
REPUBLIC X TMD STREET ARTIST COLLABORATION SERIES
Local streetwear label Republic Apparel is proud to announce its street artist collaboration series, teaming up with some of the heavyweights of global street art and culture to design and showcase their art on their clothing.
For the inaugural collaboration undisputed Write4Gold world graffiti champions TMD from Auckland (NZ) have stepped up to the plate, bringing forward three of their world acclaimed artists from their arsenal – ASKEW, EXIST, and PHAT1.
“TMD SIN CITY” Mural by TMD
TMD, after returning from a triumphant Write4Gold World Finals in Germany as the Overall World Champions have received international acclaim and have had their art featured in magazines, newspapers, galleries, and countless websites all over the world, including appearances on local TV news stations and newspapers. Winning arguably the biggest international graffiti competition in the world has only served to bolster their local and international profile.
“The Uptown District” Mural by TMD
REPUBLIC in collaboration with TMD will design and produce three ultra-exclusive tee shirt prints, which will be run in a strictly limited schedule of only 60 units per print.
These teeshirts will then be packed into custom numbered (out of 60) wooden boxes painted by the artists before being sold at only three specially selected retailers throughout New Zealand, with each shop only receiving 20 units of
each artist’s print –
LOADED – 57 High St, Auckland
LOADED – Manners Mall, Wellington
EMBASSY – 176 High St, Christchurch
To bolster this momentous occasion in NZ urban culture, three heavily promoted free-for-all launch events will be held
in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch at the three specially selected retailers.
Friday 10th November 2006 – LOADED – 57 High St, Auckland
Friday 17th November 2006 – LOADED – Manners Mall, Wellington
Friday 24th November 2006 – EMBASSY – 176 High St, Christchurch
Not only will the exclusive prints be sold on the launch night, it will also encompass an exhibition and celebration of some of the fastest growing NZ urban sub-cultures, featuring –
SNEAKER EXHIBITION – A display and exhibition of rare, collectible and custom sneakers
LIVE GRAFFITI & AEROSOL ART – From world champions TMD and collab artists ASKEW, EXIST & PHAT1
STREET ART GALLERY – World Champion TMD’s latest works and creations.
3 Artists, 3 Cities, 3 Nights. Don’t miss it.