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January 19, 2009

The Barack Obama Street Culture


With the inauguration of Barack Obama coming tomorrow, many brands have teamed up with local boutiques for limited edition Obama t-shirts and other apparel. Obama is everywhere right now, from tees and hoodies, to art galleries and sides of buildings.

While every inauguration is a particularly special occasion, there’s no need to discuss further the implications of January 20th when freshly elected Barack Obama assumes the role of one of the world’s most important super powers. To mark this one-in-a-lifetime event, UNDRCRWN do what they do best with the release of a caricature t-shirt. The shirt features two references, among them is hall of fame basketball player George “The Ice Man” Gervin as his participation keeps true to Undrcrwn’s basketball roots. The shirt features another important piece of American history with Abraham Lincoln, a political figure whom many have made reference to in Barack’s run to presidency. The Gettysburg address given by Lincoln back in 1862 is seen printed on the back of the tee and represents one of the American political realms most often quoted and powerful speeches. The shirt is available now at for a suggested retail price of $30 USD.


Commonwealth and Stussy are the latest to collaborate on an upcoming t-shirt based around the January 20th inauguration of president-to-be, Barack Obama. With the importance of this event, “HISTORIC” is at the root of the design as Commonwealth, Stussy DC as well as Barack Obama’s “Change” logo are all seen integrated into the design. On the back is a print referencing the date as well as the aforementioned three contributors plus artist’s Bun B and Wale who will be performing at a Stussy DC & Commonwealth inauguration party on Monday, January 19th.
Commonwealth x Stussy DC “Historic” Party and T-shirt Launch
Monday, January 19th, 2009
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (early arrival suggested)
Performances by Bun B & Wale with Jerome Baker III
Stussy DC Chapter Store
1781 Florida Avenue NW
Washington DC 2009



source: hypebeast


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