Supreme has linked again with the estate of Queens-born graffiti artist Rammellzee to produce a collection for Spring 2020. The collection consists of a hoodie, sweatpants, two t-shirts, plus a GORE-TEX anorak, pants, cap and a De Martini messenger bag.
Rammellzee, who was born in 1960 and died at the age of either 49 or 50, began writing graffiti on New York’s A train during the ’70s, and was know for a spiky lettering that became his signature.
According to Supreme press, “This thorny wildstyle [graffiti] was a radical expression of Rammellzee’s Gothic Futurist philosophy, an ethos rooted in the 14th century, when monks were banned from writing in an ornate script that bishops deemed unreadable and dangerous.
“Understanding the institutional and mystical powers of the written word, Rammellzee sought to weaponize the alphabet so that it might become liberated from standardization and control. To Rammellzee, graffiti writing’s subversion of language was about resisting domination and destabilizing a restrictive society.”
In addition to his efforts as a graffiti artist, Rammellzee also appeared in Charlie Ahearn’s film Wild Style and Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise. He also collaborated with K-Rob on the Jean Michel Basquiat-produced single “Beat Bop.”
Supreme has closed all of its stores outside of Japan. The Supreme x Rammellzee capsule will launch online on March 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST in North America and 11:00 AM GMT in Europe. The collection will launch in Japan on March 21st.
Check out the items in the collection below.