The following blueprint represents my second collaboration with Neoclassics. This past Spring we printed limited edition Ts for relief in Sendai, a project I was proud to be a part of. Needless to say, this new juncture is inspired by another simple, positive, and original direction. The concept is to visualize a modern take on "joker" in Ukiyo-e style poker card format.
After researching some of Utagawa's finest and their deliverance on form, posture, and fabric patterns, I decided on a kabuki dancer for the art form's comparable traits in all things avant-garde and the unimaginable bizarre.
Keeping true to swaying fresh, the whimsical figure romanticizes with a boombox rather than a fan. Only higher decibels can sustain his funk. He's bboy by nature, kabuki by discipline, a natural blend between the new and the old, a timeless transition between the modern and the ancient, a rebirth in NEO and CLASSIC.