I guess sooner or later it was obvious that houndstooth fever would fuse with religious iconography to create some hyper-surreal imagery.
From the Speaking Tees website:
"The Baker Family introduces their own merchandise of creative Biblical imagery and symbolism for t-shirts. Yes, that might be a mouthful, but their intentions are to fill and uplift your spirit! Knowing that the Bible speaks to everyone differently, they have purposefully created Speaking Tees to speak to YOU!"
Hence the "Houndstooth Jesus" t-shirt below. Which essentially says to me... "Rasputin?".
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
WTF! It's all I can muster. WTF!!!!! Why would you need a stamper that stamps houndstooth. Unless maybe you were tagging in the stairwell of Dover Street Market. Or leaving enigmatic clues on some grim trail of argento style bloody carnage. I could totally see a leather clad glove carrying this and a straight razor around on a crime spree. A slash and stamp. What would you possibly use this for!! And why would I feel so angry about it?!! Crap. No wonder the world is crumbling. When we invest all our ingenuity, effort, and materials into manufacturing things like this! And then provoking other people to waste time blogging about it!!!!
Monday, January 11, 2010
New York artist Sean Lewis dallying with houndstooth. Another example of an artist fascinated enough by the pattern to provocatively squeeze and mutilate it while seeking something more than its straightforward and insipid mathematics. Good work.
Keri Hilson at the Georgia GRAMMY Nominee Reception in Atlanta. She's carrying one of the previously profiled McQueen sacks which looks like it's made of materials left over from shredded houndstooth dresses he couldn't sell.
And this top view of the bag only reaffirms the allusions to the Alien movie franchise that are appearing in his latest works.