Brooklyn, NY (Vocus) February 25, 2009
Brooklyn-based design firm nopooh is launching its first limited edition t-shirt collection, Noir Spring 2009. Influenced by the neo-noir aesthetic, this collection, comprised of six original designs, channels a sense of mystery and foreboding. These cool t-shirts redefine the standard vocabulary of spring with non-traditional colors and images - conveying a sense of uncertainty rather than unbridled optimism.
The t-shirt ‘Intruder’, for example, executed in black, white and pixilated grey shadow, is reminiscent of a frame from a David Lynch film or a panel from a Frank Miller (Sin City) graphic novel. Though the collection uniformly employs neo-noir imagery, each shirt stands on its own as an independent design.
nopooh is the collaborative work of artist, Rob Tanner, and fashion photographer, Mark Babushkin. Launched in September 2008, nopooh designs individually hand-screened t-shirts featuring bold, graphic images. Avoiding partisan issues and humor driven themes, Rob & Mark’s original designs are artfully provocative and embrace irony with a pop sensibility. nopooh’s shirts are intended to visually entice the eye and engage the mind.
All designs are original and inspired by popular culture past and present. nopooh’s designs play, in an artfully provocative manner, with issues such as war, peace, corporate insincerity, spiritual bankruptcy and love - not necessarily in that order. nopooh’s designs have no association with any existing commercial enterprise or corporate brand. Each nopooh shirt is individually hand screened to ensure excellent clarity and definition of color and design. Because nopooh shirts are hand screened, production will always be limited.
Noir Spring 2009 and the entire nopooh line of men's and women's t-shirts are available online at http://www.nopooh.com/.
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