Thursday, June 26, 2008

T-Shirts from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Jim Houser

"Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" hires innovative contemporary artists to design exceptional and wearable pieces that combat the troubling possibility of artwork losing its presence and power in our image-saturated society. In an epoch of grand technological advances, the reproduction of art need not sacrifice quality nor relinquish its ability to provoke large-scale responses on an individual level. Art in the Age is setting the bar for quality work that can indeed exist and thrive in the spheres of originality and reproducibility."

Phew, that's a mouthful! But I guess with a company name as long as "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," you better damn well back it up with a thoughtful mission statement. I'll boil it down for anyone who just wants the skinny, well... skinny. Art in the Age makes some darn fine t-shirts (and hoodies) designed by some darn fine artists. Like? Alex Lukas and Jim Houser, to start. And so many more. Art in the Age sells clothes for women, men, and mini-women and mini-men (aka BABIES). The prices are in the $30-$45 range.

Tim Gough

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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