22 March 2010
I’m monumentally proud to announce the arrival the latest issue of T-world! Not to mention (although I am) the fact that I now have a business card with ‘Editor’ on it, which makes me feel somewhat like a six-year-old in her Mum’s stilettos. Exhilarated, excited and slightly off-balance (that will be the lack of sleep).
Our dream-collaboration with Sesame Street and eight awesome artists has come through brilliantly and seeing the T-shirts hanging at the exhibition (kudos Ambush Gallery) in Sydney on Friday night was just unbelievable. It got more surreal when Elmo and Cookie Monster started a dance off. Never a dull moment.
We had some new writers on board for this issue in comedian Clare Turner and skate genius Morgan Campbell and their distinct voices alongside T-world favourites John and Jo are pretty damn awesome. A very brave Annabel Boyer tracked down 26 kids T-shirt brands for interviews for the A-Z of Kids T-shirts. Committed. And as always photographer Nicole Reed has travelled far and wide to get exclusive shots. From San Fran, to Sesame Street to Upper Playground. Along the way she took photos of 26 kids for the A-Z of Kids tees. There was slime, balloons, flour-fights, jumping, crying and a bed of bananas. Must see.
As always the T-world men, Eddie and Luke worked tirelessly (or tirefully) to make this happen, never once compromising on quality and detail. Eddie spent 36 hours at the printers then drove (with a friend, thanks Greg) to Sydney for the exhibition. Swanky production man Brett went above and beyond wherever above and beyond ends to make this issue happen. He contoured hundreds and thousands. Cruel cruel world.
There are now difficult decisions to make… like which collector cover will you choose? Oscar, Grover, The Count or Bert?
I change my mind regularly but my current hierarchy is thus: Oscar (he is just So cool), Bert (pigeon. You can’t go past Bernice), The Count (because Luca Ionescu’s work is just so beautiful), Grover (I love love the red T).
T-world is now flying towards Magnation and many other stockists in over 30 countries…
ps. We were also very happy to be part of streetwear expo, Buffet.
pps. Thank you T-shirt folders. The hundreds of T-shirts you folded into sandwich bags found their way to new homes in a matter of minutes at the T-world talk at Semi-Permanent. Thanks too to Dale and Ben from Taken for their pretty amazing pitching skills!