SAINT LAURENT x SUMI INK CLUB
All great things are created when Art & Fashion come together to start a movement.
Saint Laurent, known for the runway grunge wow factor is nothing less than genius when it comes to leather styling. Hedi Slimane’s Leather motorcycle jacket for Saint Laurent quickly stole the shine from Balmain with a classic jacket that looks perfect on everyone. We knew it wouldn’t be long before Saint Laurent jumped on the street art collaboration bandwagon to create the perfect Limited Edition Piece.
Saint Laurent meet your match, Sumi Ink Club.
Sumi Ink club is a brilliant participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. The club produces work cooperatively in open-to-the-public meetings, which can be organized by anyone at any time. In each of its permutations, Sumi Ink Club uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. Sumi Ink Club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles. - dope right?
The Saint Laurent limited Edition Motorcycle Jacket in collaboration with Sumi Ink Club.
MORE ABOUT THE SUMI INK PROJECT:
If your in the NYC area and would like to join us for a New York City Steez x Sumi ink project, stay tuned…
Want to host your own Sumi ink project? Heres how:
Meetings of Sumi Ink Club can be organized by anyone at any time using simple materials, and following these basic guidelines:
• meetings are free and open to the public of all ages
• everyone uses the same materials (brushes and ink, or equivalent)
• everyone works on the same drawing surface
• anyone can add to anyone else’s drawing
• move around the drawing, don’t get stuck in one spot
• don’t dilute the ink, blackest black is best
• everyone agrees when the drawing is finished
All images of drawings made by Sumi Ink Club belong to the Public Domain, and can be freely used in any way by anyone—to print a zine, create designs, or to share online—there is no limit to how you can use the drawings you have made together.
Each physical drawing (the piece of paper / wall / window, etc) remains the shared property of everyone who contributed to its making, to do with as they please.
For more in depth information about how to organize your own meeting, download the printable guide to making your own Sumi Ink Club or get in touch.
Once you’re ready, be sure to add any flyers, meeting announcements, drawings, documentation etc that you’d like to share here.
Get more information about Sumi Ink Club here
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