At the end of July, Supremebeing kicked off their brand new street art project with help from a few friends. The White Canvas Project see’s the brand hold paint jams and art events with a selection of their favourite artists, and combine them with limited prints on their favourite canvas, the white tee.
The brand have created a short film, which shows just what the project is about, as Supremebeing invited five artists – David Walker, Mr Jago, She One, Will Barras and Bue the Warrior – to transform a disused barn not far from the brand’s headquarters, into a street art playground. Utilising all manor of forgotten pieces, from old advertising signs to car parts and wartime antiques in their work, as well as the walls and doors of the barn itself, the quintet of artists made the space their own, which you can see in more detail in the shots below.
Accompanying the first event is a set of five white tees, each with black artwork from one of the artists involved. Here’s the thing… the visuals are brilliant, the pieces painted by all of the team are great, and the creative flair involved is a beautiful thing to watch, but most of these tees really failed to excite me – with the exception of Barras’ contribution – especially as I can see what these guys are capable of.
The project has a lot of potential, so I hope that future T-shirts are able to match the quality of the surrounding events. Look out for an exhibition of the artists’ work coming this October, and find out more at White Canvas Project, where you can watch the film, and pick up the 5 T-shirts, limited to 20 pieces per design.