Supreme SS18 Collection Artist Collaborations
The Supreme SS18 collection recently dropped. It has already captured the hearts of many fans.
Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection feature pieces with eccentric graphics. The assortment takes its inspiration from the ’90s. It presents bold materials such as paneled leather jackets and denim.
The range does include several in-house artwork. However, the licensed work primarily comes from these artists: Richard Estes, Lee Quinones and Daniel Johnston.
Supreme has always collaborated with artists for some of its collections. The roster includes Graffiti legends like Rammellzee to photojournalists such as Martha Cooper.
There is also the collaboration with pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Estes, Quinones, and Johnston include two additions to the label’s art-collab roster while an old favorite returns.
Richard Estes’ art focuses on photorealistic paintings. Supreme used his “DRUGS” image which he created back in 1970. It took the facade of Weiner Drugstore.
Lee Quinones is a graffiti artist in the 1970s. His art shows his interest in comic books. “There was comfort in the fantasy of it,” he said. “Art is a huge part of social maintenance, it’s the true word on the street.”
Lastly, Daniel Johnston returns to work with Supreme. The duo collaborated in 2012 and 2015 for standalone capsule collections.