Yes, it’s approaching four weeks….and just when I thought it was safe to go out , I got a Google alert a couple of days ago that shot me right back to GAS – a favorite, often-edgy Canberra based blog with delayed coverage of the Moje demo at GAS.
I snagged this snap (apologies for the thievery, Megan) in order to answer a couple of questions that I got asked daily during the conference:
Q#1. What’s the story behind the cool Moje T-shirt?
Q#2. Where do I get one?
Why not get it off your chest? Better yet – put it on. Klaus Moje and Yoko Yagi make a sartorial statement at GAS Portland.
A2Q#1: you’ll recognize this old rant from one of my earlier blog posts.
I don’t disagree with Cynthia’s comment to my earlier blog. She’s right. Again. We ARE all lazy. We like short. Fine. If the three syllables of “kilnformed glass” are too much for you, call it “kiln-glass”.
Anyway, back to the history.
When Klaus came to Portland just before the opening of his Museum retrospective last May, we got to thrashing around the use of the dreaded “warm” word again. GAS was headed to town. An audience of almost 2000. Why not make a statement here? Visually. By the artists whose opinions are due some respect. So we quickly printed up about a hundred of these cool Not Warm shirts and passed them out to everyone from Bettison to Whiteley (sorry, can’t think of A’s or Z’s this AM).
They went like hotcakes. I wish we’d printed 2000. L’esprit de l’escalier déjà vu.
Which gets me to the Answer to Q#2 , “where do I get one?”
From Bullseye. Soon. They’ll be featured in the next catalog. If you can’t wait, I suppose you could call (503 232 8887 local or 888.220.3002 toll-free) or email the Resource Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) and snag a pre-release shirt.
Support the artists. Don’t miss-name the methods they pioneered. And please….DON’T CALL IT WARM.
Klaus thanks you. I thank you. Artists around the world will thank you.