Spanning a 24-year period, “TGRAPHICS,” hosted in Hong Kong’s Fringe Club, is a comprehensive retrospective of UNDERCOVER graphics and prints. Covering the graphic imaginings of UNDERCOVER founder Jun Takahashi from 1990 to 2014, the displayed works are printed on silk screens to be shown over five days starting April 25.
A disciple of Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College where he studied alongside NIGO, Jun is one of the most celebrated living Japanese designers, both as a fine artist and as a pioneer of the pervasive Urahara movement. Beginning with Takahashi’s earliest creations – namely a particular T-shirt design featuring a crown in the shape of the word “UNDERCOVER” – the exhibition is not only centered around Jun’s designs, but specifically T-shirt designs. The Japanese prince of streetwear himself stated “I want to endeavor as a ‘prophet’ of T-shirts of the fashion world so that I can release madder creations.”
The Fringe Club
Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery
2 Lower Alberta Road, Central, Hong Kong
- Photography: Louis Lau for Highsnobiety.com