Hottest Young Label Teams Up With Hottest Young Artist: Aurel Schmidt for Opening Ceremony

05/06/2010 9:37 AM |

Aurel Schmidt for Opening Ceremony

Stylish, young artsy types love Aurel Schmidt‘s finely drawn giant trash minotaur at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and stylish, young artsy types love Opening Ceremony‘s clean vintage lines with subtle contemporary flourishes, so, of course, the latter has commissioned the former to design a line of t-shirts emblazoned with what could be the first 11 letters for the official Aurel Schmidt typeface—that is, all the letters necessary to spell “Opening Ceremony” (like the bacon-y “G,” pictured).

The young art star was apparently also commissioned to design the window display for the fashion house’s new shop at the Ace Hotel, which should help it blend in with its very gritty wholesale district surroundings. The white Ts will run you $60 a piece—or $900 if you want to spell out “Opening Ceremony” in full for some reason (since there’s no B or S, this may be my only logical option)—all of which is peanuts compared to the Takashi Murakami Louis Vuitton purses. (ArtInfo)