A Slap In The Face Of Public Taste by Simon Faircliff

by Andy on February 4, 2008

1 A Slap In The Face Of Public Taste by Simon Faircliff

Okay gang, I’m going to class up the joint by kicking off each day (UK time, you Californians will be getting your dose of culture before bedtime) with a tee from Simon Faircliff, who is a friend of a guy that I lived with at university.Simon spends about six hours crafting each t-shirt. The designs aren’t printed, he sketches out each design on the tee in pencil before filling it in using using fabric paint. As such, Simon isn’t exactly mass-producing these tees, but if you really, really, really want one, e-mail me through the contact form and put the wheels in motion.

The source for todays tee is the title page of a Russian Futurist manifesto published in 1913, presumably this one. The text says (when translated into English) “A slap in the face of public taste” which I was a little surprised by, as it didn’t feel as grand of a statement as you’d expect from any kind of a manifesto. If you’d like to learn more about Russian Futurism you could take a look this Wikipedia page. I like the style of the tee, although I guess that’s because cyrillic is so indecipherable to me, I dunno what the little pointing hand is about though, maybe its some kind of a nod towards the futurism?

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