The t-shirt has come a long way. It has evolved into a new form of art and self-expression. NEXT is the exhibition curated by none other than Melbourne born t-shirt aficionado, Eddie Zammit, the creator of the world’s only t-shirt mag, T-World. NEXT asks 20 local and international designers to give their view on what the future holds for t-shirt graphics, paired with a portrait of each designer by the amazing photographer Nicole Reed. Eddie explores what’s NEXT for the humble T…
INFX: How did NEXT come to be part of the Outpost Project?
EZ: aMBUSH Gallery were instrumental in making it part of Outpost. We‘ve worked on projects before and they saw the vision of the project. Bill and John (owners) deserve a lot of credit for Outpost as a whole.
INFX: How did the collaboration with Nicole Reed come about?
EZ: Nicole Reed and I have been friends for years and we‘ve worked together on this side project for over 3 years. Outpost was the perfect event to exhibit this amazing array of portraits. Nicole Reed has a very bright future… you should see her work in the upcoming edition of T-world!! Wow.
INFX: And so what began your obsession with t-shirts?
EZ: My obsession on T-shirts has been an organic process since I was a teenager. One tee led to another, and um, err, I now have over 3,000+ T-shirts.
INFX: What do YOU see as the future for t-shirt graphics?
EZ: The future of T-shirts is all about the graphic, and more about the ‘me‘ generation. Those who survive will be sitting pretty on the T-shirt pile in 2015. Print – for journals or T-shirts - is still alive and kicking.
A big thank-you to Eddie!
NEXT is part of the Outpost Project being held on Cockatoo Island from 4th November – 11th December. If you‘re in Sydney, then get your arse on a ferry to Cockatoo Island and check it out!!!