Both Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami took to their respective Instagram accounts today to unveil a collaborative project they’ve been working on together. Off-White™ c/o Takashi Murakami will be handmade T-shirts by both creatives. The white tee will feature black graphics and print on both the front and back with “TAKASHI FIRST IN QUALITY AROUND THE WORLD” written on the front and “ABLOH SECOND IN QUALITY AROUND THE WORLD” written on the back. Inspiration for the piece was taken from Murakami’s Signboard works from 1992-2007 which used plywood and stickers with branding.
The collaborative “TAKASHI MURAKAMI & VIRGIL ABLOH” pieces will be available for purchase at ComplexCon between November 4-5 and will be extremely limited as their availability is reliant on how many the two make by hand without any assistance. Let us know what you think of the collab and if you haven’t already, watch Virgil Abloh’s lecture at Harvard University.