>> Basso & Brooke are one of London's early digital print pioneers and in recent years they've really explored the possibilities of possible print placement – a Sky HD box, a wine bottle, a pair of Havaianas and even a tent, which I recently had the pleasure of sleeping in at Port Eliot. They've now mined their print history to produce fifty limited edition printed caps and I defy you not to find at least one that you'll take a shining to. My Karen Walker American Girl cap and my Ostwald Helgason x Noel Stewart cork cap have been firmly planted on my head for the majority of this summer. I'm normally a straight-laced up, uptight cap wearer, keeping it firmly to the front but it must be some sort of near-thirty crisis that's causing me to swivel it to the side, and even *gasp* swing it to the back Bart Simpson-style. I'm waiting for jeers of "You're too old to be wearing your cap backwards!" from gangs of eight year olds on Holloway Road whilst they pelt me with day-old chipshop chips.
July 31, 2012