Collaboration between Moscow-based outdoor interface design collective A.D.E.D. and NYC graffiti artist KATSU is a limited edition of 100 hoodies with the most signature holiday prints in red and green. The hoodie has A.D.E.D. and KATSU iconic skulled-shaped tags on. The collection also includes 150 hand-painted balaclavas. New hoodies and hand-printed balaclavas can only be purchased online starting from December 20.
Every time A.D.E.D. makes a new creative experiment, the team tries different techniques and forms. Their new project can be experienced from December 19 to 27 in the underground passage of Mayakovskaya subway station in Moscow where the artists will recreate A.D.E.D. gallery space in the middle of the passage and showcase their new video work Transition. The venue was chosen for a reason as the collective is reflecting on the functionality of space and our perception of it, by changing commercial space into exhibition ones they hope to affect passers’ by mentality from consumer to viewing and appreciating. The world-famous founder of digital graffiti, and the Moscow art group also released a New Year collaboration. Photographers Aleksey Kiselev and Emmy America shot a look book with outfits from the new collection.
KATSU first became known in the 1990s as part of the New York City graffiti community. He is infamous for pioneering the use of fire extinguisher spray cans, which allow him to write graffiti on a monumental scale, and creating fictional “documentary” videos of himself tagging spaces such as the White House. Most recently, KATSU created “graffiti drones” from quadcopters with spray can attachments, so that he could create abstract works on once-inaccessible surfaces. He hopes to develop the machine as an open-source technology, so that other artists can replicate the drones. KATSU itself says that with its work it broadcasts warnings to humanity about the growing power of technology.