Monday, February 14, 2011

graphic life

Stephen Sprouse was an incredibly talented designer who was able to straddle the seemingly opposing worlds of labels like Bill Blass and Halston and the downtown punk scene of the late 70s and 80s with his innovative art and design that had both poles clamouring for his goods.  The above drawings, along with a number of others, are currently exhibited in a show called Jet Boy (the title of a New York Dolls song) in NYC's East Village.  These sketches alone make me want to wear the clothes and rub shoulders with Sprouse's dynamic crowd (spot Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, and more than a few others: they were the original scenesters).

Drawings from The Daily Beast

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