Ceramic Artist DAISAK to Hold Exhibition at JOURNAL STANDARD Kyoto Store

11.August.2021 | FASHION

Kyoto-based ceramic artist DAISAK is collaborating with newly-relaunched clothing brand JOURNAL STANDARD on some colorful new products! These limited-edition releases will go on sale August 7, 2021. 

 

 

CAP: ¥16,500-¥39,600

SHOES: ¥13,200

 

Vulture Sculpture: ¥110,000

 

Mug: ¥4,620 / Ashtray: ¥3,850

 

TEE: ¥5,280 / SOX: ¥1,320

 

 

These new goods were inspired by American casual wear, and give us a glimpse into DAISAK’s unique worldview. Along with the ‘wall-mounted cap’ and ‘sneakers you can use as a plate,’ a limited number of mugs, ashtrays, t-shirts and socks with a sleek new vulture design will be available. For those wanting a glittering new centerpiece for their house, the golden vulture sculpture is a perfect choice. 

 

Be sure to check out this limited-edition art with American flair! 

 

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