We spotlight a new 3-way collaboration from Tango Hotel with renowned graffiti artist John “Crash” Matos and Paris Saint-Germain FC.
Streetwear brand Tango Hotel is the creation of three longtime friends Pro Skater Stevie Williams, Pop Artist Al-Baseer Holly and Richard Hillfiger, the son of Tommy Hilfiger. The Canvas to Reality Series, is an initiative by Tango Hotel that gives artists a new medium to express themselves and their creative talents. Artists range from pioneers of contemporary art, abstract, and surrealist art to artists of sound and motion. In addition to truly appreciated art, the brand looks to the founders of movements and styles.
Based in Bronx New York, John Crash Matos is an American graffiti artist best known for his murals and silk screen prints inspired by the Pop Art movement. His passion was born by spray painting subway cars at age 13. Today, his works are held in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and many more exhibits worldwide. Inspired by American comic books and early Japanese anime, Crash says, “graffiti was the missing component that helped me put it all together.” His approach of curating art of complexity but yet subtle is what captures the attention of many.
For this 3-way collaboration Crash joined forces with Paris Saint-Germain FC. The collection is comprised of hoodies, jerseys, shorts and accessories that embody the spirit of the France-based Football Club. The collection launched at the new Paris Saint-Germain store in Paris, France followed by a limited US release which you can find at select retailers. One item we highly suggest copping is this PSG x Crash Multi-colored Football, featuring all over graphics from the collection. As Crash pointed out, “Paris Saint-Germain is more than soccer, its basketball, baseball, its food, its art, its wine, its dance, its music because Paris is life.”