In collaboration with the Uniqlo Inspired Series and Shift Magazine in Japan the Ace Hotel has commissioned 11 Northwest Artists to create T-shirt and couch cushion designs based on the theme of travel. These T-shirts are limited edition and will be sold only at Uniqlo stores in Japan, NYC, and London, and online at ut.uniqlo.com . Many of the Artists involved have also painted original murals in the rooms of the new Ace Hotel Portland.
Artists involved in the project were: Evan B Harris, Justin “Scrappers” Morrison, Sarah Gottesdiener, Brent Wick, Jeremy Pelley, Philip Iosca, Storm Tharp, Liza Reitz, Amy Ruppell , David Kaul, Shawn Wolfe.
In celebration of the launch of these t-shirts The Ace Hotel event space in Portland, OR will host an opening party and 5 day exhibition featuring original works from many of the artists on this project, and the chance to purchase the T-shirts online. The launch party is scheduled for Friday September 28th at 9:30pm and will feature live music from NW DJs and bands and a full bar. The gallery exhibit, titled “Portland ♥’s Japan – The Art of Travel,” will remain up from September 28th through October 2nd and most of the works will be for sale by the artists.
After the jump you can check out the rest of the designs.