Sixpack x Jean Widmer t-shirts
Sixpack is a brand we have been following for quite a while in the Truck, in other words it is one of our favourite French brand. Through the years their collections have expanded to something more complete. Of course they still excel in what made them successful: graphic t-shirts designed by graphic artists. For spring-summer 2012, Sixpack releases a t-shirt series in collab with Jean Widmer, a mythic graphic designer considered as a master in designing a graphical identity. Among other things, he is famous for redesigning all French roadsigns and plublic places signs, and also the centre Pompidou’s visual identity.
This “capsule” comes along with their SS12 collection. It is composed by three t-shirts which graphics are a good representation of Widmer’s style: multiple plain geometrical shapes finally creating a harmonious rendering. “Fonctions utiles” is the only existing one of the three, it was originally made for the Centre de Creation Industielle (Industrial creation center) of Paris, in 1969. The two others called “Grid” and “France is color” are especially created by the end of Jean Widmer for this collab, showing how unimpaired is his stamp.
How cool are these t-shirt! Definitely made to be matched with chinos, a light jacket on your shoulders while walking on the seaside an ice cream in hand! (It looks like I want to go to the sea these times :p). The three of them can be found at Sixpack online shop for €45. “Call option on the France is color!”