Supreme fall t-shirts include tributes to rappers DMX and Nas
Supreme is gearing up to ditch its seasonal t-shirt collection this week, and there’s one t-shirt that clearly stands out from the rest. DMX and Nas make an appearance through a still image of the opening flight scene in Stomach. The same image from the classic cult movie was used for a GORE-TEX shell jacket released at the start of the season, and following the demise of DMX in April, the T-shirt should prove to be a much sought-after keepsake.
“America eats its young people”, the slogan of Stomach, is printed on the back of the T-shirt. The film’s title isn’t used anywhere off the tee, which makes the haunting image of “Buns” and “Sin” an exercise in “if you know, you know”.
Seven more T-shirts will be released alongside the Stomach tribute as part of Supreme’s weekly drop at 11 a.m.ET on Thursday. Supreme’s dedicated t-shirt collection is always a source of underrated graphics, and this season’s assortment is no exception.
What else do they have? – Supreme brought in three artists to contribute original artwork for the t-shirts, including the Stash “Support Unit” t-shirt. The legendary graffiti artist has long been friends with members of the Supreme team, but this season marks the first time he’s worked with the brand in an official capacity. In an interview with Complex, Stash said the designers at Supreme showed him how they referenced his early work and added, “I feel really good about it. It’s a great team to work with and everything was amazing as you would expect. I wish I had two more hands so I could give them four thumbs up.
Weirdo Dave, an artist known for his collages and regular in streetwear, pulled heavy words from newspaper headlines for his “Monster” t-shirt. And for a lighter affair, artist and former Powell-Peralta designer Sean Cliver created a Formula Car Crash in cartoonish style.
Rounding out this week’s lineup is a distorted patchwork “Face” t-shirt, a “Sticker” t-shirt featuring a tiny graphic with Japanese text, a “Connected” shirt with reverse lettering and graphic Charlie Brown “Rocker”. As always, you’ll be able to get each of the t-shirts on Supreme’s website and physical stores this Thursday – and each will be available in a range of colors that will give you a legitimate chance to pick one up.