MQ Capsule CollectionJuxtapoz // Thursday, 25 Feb 2010
“MQ doesn’t paint, he bombs.” MQ is notorious for his brash style and the sheer volume of his work in the streets.
For over a decade, the New York City-born artist has made his name in the graffiti world by being fearless and staying true to street culture. Now, for the first time, MQ’s style is being applied to new canvases: the New Era 59FIFTY and the t-shirt.
The MQ New Era caps come in 2 variations: LA Style and UP Bubble. LA Style features the style originating from the City of Angels and features the angular, linear letters in bright orange embroidery on black wool. UP Bubble features MQ’s bubble handstyle embroidered in MQ’ s signature metallic silver. Both New Eras feature a Tyvek label with MQ’s rendition of the UP logo on the back of the hat.
The MQ t-shirt collection features 3 styles for men and women. LA Style and UP Bubble feature the same art that is featured on the New Era 59FIFTY caps. The third style, UP Sticker, features the UP Walrus logo defaced by MQ stickers.
The clothing collection is not the first time that MQ and Upper Playground have worked together. At the end of last year, Upper Playground and MQ teamed up with Montana Colors to release an artist series hardcore can.
The new collection, as well as the Montana Colors can, is now available at all Upper Playground retail stores and online at the Upper Playground web store.
Upper Playground Stores: www.upperplayground.com/locations
Upper Playground Web Store: www.upperplaygroundstore.com