Half Japanese’s Jad Fair now designing t-shirts

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By Brad Lamers in New Fashion on Monday 11 February 2013

Jad Fair is an underappreciated American icon. You may not know him by name, but his old band, Half Japanese, helped shape modern Alternative Rock. Since Half Japanese, Fair has essentially not stopped working. He is as prolific as ever recording new music, as well as drawing and doing elaborate paper-cuttings. His drawings and designs […]

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The Bleachers: the art of destroying boring clothes

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By Mel Baxter in New Fashion on Wednesday 23 January 2013

A few months ago, I decided I had a wardrobe of redundant and boring clothing and set about enlivening them. I thought about acid jeans and tie-dying shirts, using permanent markers and spray-painting stencils. None of that ended up working, but I did find the magic of bleach! Now have my own t-shirt label where I use bleach to hand-paint limited edition designs onto 100% combed cotton t-shirts. The Bleachers are for those who are into non-mass-produced t-shirt designs, supporting local artists and being a little bit different from the pack.

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