Internet favorite Adam Lister is the latest to team up with Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape. Applying his signature 8-bit aesthetic to BAPE's globally recognized iconography, together the two are set to release a series of paintings and T-shirts bearing Lister's interpretation of the Ape Head logo and camo. While the New York artist did create original work for the series, only the T-shirts will be on sale to the public.
Regarding the collaboration, Lister related: "My paintings are pixelated deconstructions of subjects that hold a collective familiarity. Similar to geometric hallucinations, my ideas are broken down and reassembled to present an alternate perception of an image. These pictures exist at the intersection of cubism and 8-bit video games. Each painting treads a fine line between abstraction and representation. My work is heavily influenced by mathematics, minimalism, and pop culture. For this collaboration with BAPE®, I'm honored to have created 4 original hand-made works inspired by iconic BAPE® designs. A new collection of original paintings from my 'RAP ICONS' portrait series will be on display to accompany the release of this project at the launch party."
Look for the collection to release on October 8 at select BAPE stores around the world. For more information, head here.