Tuesday, March 11, 2008

You Too Can Wear Paul Pope!

In a sign of the increasing penetration of comics into all forms of popular culture, DKNY Jeans has announced a new line of apparel co-designed by comic artist Paul Pope (Batman Year 100, THB, Heavy Liquid). The new 15-piece line, called 2089, will feature Pope images on tees, jackets, hoodies, and pants. The name of the line comes from the setting for the images, New York City ca. 2089, 100 years after the founding of DKNY.

Pope said of the line, "I see this line as a way of stealing pop back from Warhol. We've seen comics endlessly pillaged in the high art world and adapted to film.... Comics has a cultural currency all its own. But this is maybe the first time an actual cartoonist has been given the chance to launch his own brand, to build it from concept on up, to do it within the bounds of an established label such as DKNY jeans."

The new clothing line will launch in September.

5 comments:

Girl Friday K said...

That's actually really exciting, I love this kind of stuff. And personally, I'm against soup cans.

"endlessly pillaged" Word, Pope, word.

Brian Meredith said...

Soup cans can go screw...

Girl Friday K said...

They can! And then we can go smash the little can babies.

Elwood said...

No! Not the babies...won't somebody think about the children?!?

Except for the split pea children...they can go. Got to thin the herd somewhere.

Girl Friday K said...

Everyone has to make sacrifices, it might as well start with the split peas.


Those ever-sassy Spam babies are next.