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Lemon Twist fashion Camp

MAVI JEANS + LEMON TWIST

MAVI JEANS + LEMON TWIST

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MAVI JEANS Art Director Andrew Paine was visiting San Francisco from New York and stumbled into our store in Hayes Valley 2006. At the time I had several proof prints of stencils I had done on newsprint hanging in the store. The Lemon Twist Mens logo below is a good example. When he got back to his office he reached out, and told me he really liked the newsprint and stencil spray paint style graphics, and wondered if I would be interested in doing a collaboration with MAVI JEANS. The theme was “Brazil” and over the course of a few months I generated quite a few story boards, and with Andrews’ art direction we headed into an animal themed T shirt group. 10 designs: 6 men 4 women. It was a smash at MAVI that brought along the Converse shoe design campaign with the theme of “Istanbul/Constantinople”.

Two of the Converse designs for MAVI were inspired by the thriving metropolis of Istanbul and it’s history. The crush of people and the old world colliding was my first thought. Immersion in the city brings the vision of laundry hanging between the buildings. The last was about being a youth coming of age, not wanting to do anything - and drawing on his or her sneakers like a pair of favorite jeans wasting time in class: “ense yapmak” which translates “to indulge oneself in doing no work” and “oglum” which translates to “my friend”. These designs were also a favorite at MAVI JEANS.

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BRAZIL

Brazuka - a female Brazilian

Brazuka - a female Brazilian

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Iris

Iris

Butterfly

Butterfly

Dancer

Dancer

Parrot

Parrot

Rooster

Rooster

Fighting Snakes

Fighting Snakes

Sossegado - “Chillin’ Out”

Sossegado - “Chillin’ Out”


ISTANBUL/CONSTANTINOPLE

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ISTANBUL/CONSTANTINOPLE

ISTANBUL/CONSTANTINOPLE


ense yapmak - “to indulge oneself in doing no work” & oglum - my son or “friend”

ense yapmak - “to indulge oneself in doing no work” & oglum - my son or “friend”


laundry

laundry


A few in progress shots of the sample T-shirts.

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