While remaining consistent with inspiration that fuelled previous articles published on the 6Streets website: The Clef, Living Off The Record, and attending events like 10@10 at Ubu, The Vinyl Kings t-shirt once again draws on the boundless inspiration that music has to offer.
The Vinyl Kings t-shirt began as a hand-drawn sketch as crafted by graphic designer Daniel Fexa.
Fexa says, “I created the design 100% by hand drawing it first and replicated it in Adobe Illustrator. The intention was to bolster the 6Streets collection and was inspired by both Shepard Fairey and Salvador Dali.”
Oftentimes a streetwear brand will simply put a new twist on their logo, change the colour scheme, add it to their upcoming lineup and start selling their new “design.”
In order to stand out from other options that our fans have, the 6Streets team made sure that diversifying the collection was a high priority.
If you look closely at the abstract design Fexa includes a mirrored piano that meets at a point near the bottom of the shirt with a turntable on each side.
You may be wondering why Fexa chose turntables and not one of the other countless instruments that exist.
Fexa says, “The epitome of success in the music industry is being awarded gold and platinum records based on the sales of an artist’s album. It’s a sign that you’ve clearly made a hit.
“Vinyl will always be king when it comes to music. Not everyone can spin vinyl, it’s usually tied to hip-hop music, and those who have a collection are typically avid music fans.”
As for the colours, Andy Nguyen chose burgundy and navy to break away from the typical black, white, and grey shirts that we’ve all seen duplicated numerous times over in the past.
Nguyen says, “Based on trends we observed in the streetwear market it was clear that navy is the go to colour for upcoming seasons. The beauty of both navy and burgundy is that they’re timeless and can be worn all year-round.
“Both colours are complimentary to a wide array of others. This can be especially helpful when putting together an outfit.”
The impression that 6Streets aims to have with this t-shirt is to be bold and tying that back to one of our core values — never to be afraid to express your individuality.