Capitlazing on the frenzy caused by the Air Yeezy 2 last month, NYC based, Australian artist and graphic designer Wil Fry hit the clone stamp in Illustrator to create a t-shirt based off the patterns of Kanye’s killer kick for Nike.
Titled “Limited T Shirt” (there’s only one), the grey and white T will run you $90, 300, the same fee the Yeezy 2′s racked up after being sold on eBay.
The shirt is, of course, silly and is a commentary on high fashion and consumption, but if someone can pay up to a year’s worth of an Ivy League education for leather and rubber, why not cotton?
This isn’t the first time Fry has done this either. He’s best known for making t-shirts on t-shirts using high end fashion labels like Givenchy and Marc Jacobs. In fact, Fry’s $689 Marc Jacobs T-shirt, based off of the damage Kidult caused after the artist defaced the tattoed designer’s store wit the word ART in Soho in May, sold out. Ditto“Expensive T-Shirt,” which had random tags from high-fashion brands like Chanel, Comme des Garcons, Dior, and Jil Sander. It sold for $30 on his Web site and also sold out.
When asked by ArtInfo if there were any offers of the shirt on eBay, Fry said this: “The last time I looked on eBay there were two offers, but they were both under $100. I’m not really expecting anyone to pay the full price.”
And are you going to make any more of the Air Yeezy shirts?
No, this will be the only one.