Establishing yourself in New York isn’t the easiest thing in the world. So if you’re able to do it, it’s totally natural to feel a bit self-congratulatory. Since 2012, Highsnobiety quietly expanded its operations from its home base in Berlin (where most of our staff still resides) to New York City. Five years later, we’re still here and stronger than ever.
To celebrate the occasion, we partnered with Brooklyn-based designer and artist Eric Elms on a special friends-and-family tote bag and T-shirt. Done in collaboration with his fledgling POWERS label, named after Elms’ studio on Powers Street, the tote features Elms’ Kilroy graphic holding the HS crown on one side, and his POWERS target motif on the other. The T-shirt features the Kilroy/crown logo on the front, and a POWERS “NY” graphic utilizing Elms’ screw typeface.
This isn’t the first time we’ve worked with Eric Elms. He’s also got the distinction of being the first artist to be featured on Highsnobiety Magazine twice. The first was issue two, which featured Lupe Fiasco:
And the second was our latest—issue 14—where he designed one of the stickers on our limited-edition cover with Parisian boutique Colette:
Take a closer look at the collab in the gallery below:
For more POWERS goodness, check out their first collection with Brain Dead.
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