by Danna Takako in New Art on Saturday 22 October 2011

Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is one of few artists that truly keep the old New York spirit of reinvention alive. I’m always hit with Lex’s wild style through the visual direction of our art/music record label Earnest Endeavours. But at any given moment, Lex might be coming out of a Jeff Koons group exhibition, or I’ll read about a benefit tee he designed for Urban Youth NYC.

And in the same breath, I’ll come across some new gems that he designed for Serum Versus Venom (SVSV), an in-house fashion brand of The KDU (the design empire for whom Lex is Senior Partner). My uncle, Kunio Hagio, created editorial work for Playboy for many years, so Lex’s recent spread (a collaboration with photographer Jared Ryder) hit a special chord. Not safe for work, but definitely worth the risk when your boss isn’t looking.
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