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New York Made Us This Way



—01. Familiar fonts.
—02. Printed interior.


If they mean: cash strapped, highly strung, and homesick; then yes, New York certainly did. Meant as an ode to the city, and the people that inhabit it (some of whom are partial to a good outfit or two), New York Made Us This Way is an exhibition of works by Jake Davis cultivated from his Test Shot project, and currently on display at Nepenthes New York. To celebrate the event, which also coincides with the store's first anniversary, Nepenthes have released a rather interesting take on a traditional white pocket t-shirt. A familiar font adorns the center, giving the pocket an unusual looking placement; one that's perhaps more washing and camera trickery than design. The back features a montage of screen shots from various Test Shots Jake has produced over the last couple of years, which has been printed on the interior of the shirt rather than on outside of the fabric. Years ago I once saw a similar design on a Bjork t-shirt at Magma in London; I thought it looked good then, and still think it looks good now.

Jake Davis
Nepenthes NY