Rhymezlikedimez first released his “Solo” print – a nod to Frank Ocean‘s beloved Blonde cut – in 2018, and it was met with great acclaim by fans. Now, five years later, the multidisciplinary visual artist is bringing back his “Solo” print in a new form: a hand-crafted New Zealand wool rug.
Dimez, formally known as Robin Velghe, delivered the below “Solo” print in August of 2018; peep the comments section and you’ll find it flooded with fans begging Velghe to re-release the print.
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So he did. Velghe drew from the design of the original print to craft the 165cm by 125cm rug, which features Ocean posted up in front of his infamous orange BMW.
This re-release frenzy is not uncommon for an artist like Velghe; people are always asking him to drop coveted archival prints. However, Velghe ensures to stay intentional with what he’s re-releasing. “I do not want to repeat myself too much in my work, but I fell in love with the idea of re-interpreting archival print pieces as new objects,” Velghe explained. “By releasing my first ever rug, I feel like I’m continuing the story of my love for everything Frank Ocean touches in an original and refreshing way.”
Expect “Solo”, the rug – which retails for $275 USD plus shipping fees – to land live on the Rhymezlikedimez website on November 29 at 9 a.m. PST. Rugs are first come first serve, and international shipping is available as well.