J.W. ANDERSON’S collaboration series continues with photographer IAN DAVID BAKER
BY KENNETH RICHARD
After launching his collaborations space in London early this year, designer J.W. Anderson has introduced his next phase via a partnership with english photographer Ian David Baker. The project speaks to the power of collaborations, having a point of view, and leveraging the art of public relations to build demand for artist and good will for a design house.
Baker, both a fine artist and photographer, came to notoriety in the late 80’s for his photographs capturing London scenes focused on the teenage youth culture of the time. “I first saw Ian’s work in a very small magazine booklet that I bought a long time ago, the fun sense of nostalgia drew me in,” said Jonathan Anderson.
Baker’s work has been translated into a capsule collection include scarves, t-shirts, hoodies, knitwear, tote bags, and a blanket, all with a variety of raw-edged cotton appliqué Ian David Baker photographs. In addition a book of Baker’s artwork and photographs curated by Jonathan Anderson will be available for purchase also and limited to 500 copies. Additional products include Candyfloss Boy print poster, original Ian David Baker photographic prints and a concertina set of six photographic postcards. Bespoke products include three 20th century patchwork quilts, selected at auction by Jonathan Anderson himself and again with raw-edged cotton appliqué photographs.
The Impression applauds the marriage of artisanal curtation with highlighting an artist. It is a perfectly timed follow up post show season and competitive separator. Plus the 80’s in London never looked better.
Book | available on pre-order at www.j-w-anderson.com
Products | available March 23rd online here and in store at J.W.Anderson Workshops, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ