UNIQLO Reveals New Daniel Arsham X Pokémon Collaboration Line

by Neil Bui
One of the UNIQLO T-shirt graphics by Daniel Arsham for this Pokémon collaboration. Photo: UNIQLO

UNIQLO UT (UNIQLO T-Shirts) has unveiled a new line of graphic tees by artist Daniel Arsham, best known for his Pokémon artwork.

“With many of my projects, I try to make work that’s not just for art people and I think UNIQLO has a similar egalitarian culture. The reason I feature iconic characters in my work is that they are very recognizable, and, on the surface, they make it easy to enter my work. Pokémon has been a monumental presence ever since I was a child and I’m excited about the opportunity to present my work to a much wider audience,” said Arsham.

The collection will be available this Friday, April 24th. Shirts come in a full range of adult and children sizes, with prices ranging from $9.90 to $14.90.

Click here to purchase one of your own shirts.

More About Daniel Arsham

“Since his partnership with Kim Jones at Dior, Arsham has become a spectacularly popular presence in art, fashion, street culture, and other areas. He employs a creative concept that he terms “Fictional Archeology” to imagine how familiar objects will look 1,000 years from today. For the art project with Pokémon, Arsham will present a sculptural collection titled “Relics of  Kanto Through Time”, imagining Pokémon unearthed a thousand years into the future. This unique interpretation is reflected in the UT Collection as well. The collection offers seven design variations for men, women, and kids. The monotone graphics feature crystallized sketches of such emblematic Pokémon as Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Jigglypuff. The delicate lines of Arsham’s sketches are well translated on to the t-shirts as ‘wearable art’. The collaboration collection stemmed from his desire to share favorite examples of his work with as many people as possible.” – from press release.

 

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