Wednesday, March 31, 2010

robert longo for brooklyn surfer

robert longo (one of my fav artists) teamed up with ny streetwear company brooklyn surfer to create this limited edition t-shirt design based on a memory of rockaway beach. wish i could get a t-shirt with one of longo's wave series on it, but i'd rock of these anyday too. longo provides this didactic statement on his work for brooklyn surfer:
"I developed the Brooklyn Surfer logo from a memory I had of being at the beach near Rockaway in Brooklyn. It was late in the day, the sun was bright, hanging low in the sky. As I looked west, down the shoreline into the setting sun, I saw in the distance the sharp silhouettes of surfers holding their boards checking out the surf. This image was burned into my brain. Rockaway is Brooklyn. Brooklyn may sound like an unlikely location for a surf spot, but in reality it is a real location with a decent break and at times some serious swells. It is a unique surfing experience. An extraordinary collision of urban and surf cultures. Not far form the beaches are the basketball black tops of city legends and the subway stations where many of the surfers arrive coming off the trains with their boards heading for the beach and the breaks."

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