monkey time has tapped Sonic Youth for a concise capsule emblazoned with vintage prints from the alternative rock band. This project follows a collaboration between monkey time and Suicoke unveiled just two weeks ago.
The capsule comes with a total of four T-shirts, colored in blue, brown, white and black, each nodding to signature motifs and album artwork from the band. One of the band’s most recognizable graphics is a print of a white laundry machine — album artwork of Washing Machine (1995). Popping out from a bright blue background, the image is thinly etched with black outlines with “Sonic Youth” stamped at the center of the print. Another highlight is a white T-shirt sporting a print of the band’s album cover Goo from 1990. It features a hand-drawn illustration that was originally based on a newspaper photograph of Maureen Hindley and David Smith, key witnesses in the 1966 Moors Murders trial. Next to the caricatures sees dark comic-book style dialogue. Other pieces in the capsule, like the brown and black T-shirts, round up the concise range.
The Sonic Youth x monkey time T-shirt capsule will be available on June 12 on UNITED ARROWS & SONS’ website for $62 per piece.
In case you missed it, check out UNITED ARROWS & SONS and A.D.E.D.’s graffiti-inspired capsule.