‘Tour Doodles’ Asobi Seksu x Art In The Age Collaboration Tee

by Andy on July 22, 2009

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Regular readers will be aware of my trip to the US earlier this year to be an intern in Philadelphia, that trip probably wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Art In The Age (even though I wasn’t directly working for them), so you can’t really expect me to be unbiased when I’m writing about them. However, that doesn’t mean I’d cover up anything bad, think about it, how good does a company have to be to make someone that writes about t-shirts travel several thousand miles and live in a city he’s never been to before and knows no one in? Answer, pretty damn good.

Serendipiliciously, I first heard of the shoegaze* band Asobi Seksu when I was in Philly, their album accompanied me on many of the walks down Sansom on my way to the office. Even though they’re from Brooklyn I’ll forever associate them with Philadelphia, which is why this collaboration works well for me, it’s as if the AITA folks had a meeting and decided that the purpose of their latest collaborative tee was to help me reminisce!

The tee’s name, ‘Tour Doodles’, does a great job of setting up the concept, and I like it, I can imagine that if I were in a band that was touring around the states in a bus (and had an ounce of design skill) then I’d probably be drawing in a notebook all the time too, and all that doodling seems to have produced a pretty sweet tee.

Costiness=$32 Available from Art in The Age (mens/womens)

* Is it just me or is that the best name for a musical genre ever?

  • Kevin

    wow, I just searched ‘asobi seksu stereo shirt’ in google, and saw this. I saw them on Friday! I’ve loved them forever, surprised I let this post get by!

    They more consider themselves dreampop than shoegaze now (they def. don’t stare at their shoes when they play)

  • http://andrewbowness.com Andy

    Dreampop is a pretty sweet genre name too though!

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