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October 14, 2005
WHAT IS THIS HUMANS THING?
In doing interviews for Thumbsucker, I get asked all the time about "my clothing line in Japan". That's not really what it is. Well then, what is it you ask? I'm not totally sure. After art school, I started out as a graphic designer that would sometimes have shows in art galleries. I no longer do design as a commercial job, but I do have shows and this thing called Humans - basically a line of objects and patterns. I am trying to make work that is as personal and has as much thought put into it as when I do a gallery show - but these objects are cheapish, mass-produced, meant to be part of every day life like a T-shirt, and they invite collaboration. I make patterns that are printed onto fabrics, and scarves, and there are T-shirts, posters, bags, and cloth ribbons with messages on them. Yes, Humans is made in Japan and funded by a very nice guy named Takafumi. He isn't a big retailer, he doesn't have any other stores, this is his first try at something like this.

And yes, this is me promoting myself - I'm struggling between how gross it is and why-the-fuck not feelings.

And below is the Humans installation the Playmountain Store in Tokyo.


Here is recent installation of Human's stuff at the Nieves Store/Gallery in Zurich.


Here are some patterns: "Plate Crack" and "Not How Or When Or Why But Yes" That have been made into scarves.




Here is a poster, it's called "Mark's Paper Ribbons."


And below are some things that one of my favorite artists/designers Susan Cianciolo made with Humans fabrics.


You can check out all the Humans stuff and locations at the web-site: http://www.humans.jp

Posted at October 14, 2005 09:00 AM