Rising Japanese label Number (N)ine has released a clever new Kurt Cobain T-shirt. Featuring the musician seated with an acoustic guitar, the design brings to mind his famous MTV Unplugged set.
Also referenced are the late Nirvana singer’s style choices, such as torn jeans, striped thrift-store sweater and long blonde hair. The Cubist influence of the character is perhaps a nod to Pablo Picasso’s several works depicting musicians, notably 'Le Guitariste.' Upon close inspection, obscured lyrics from Neil Young’s 'Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)' can also be seen in the background. The song is about the careers of rock musicians and was a favorite of Cobain’s.
On the heels of grunge’s second go-round in the style world, this tee is a nice nod to an original icon.
Stats for Grunge Cubist Tees
Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 2,022 clicks in 259 w
Interest: 3.3 minutes
Concept: Number (N)ine Kurt Cobain T-shirt
Related: 53 examples / 41 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
Comparison Set: 20 similar articles, including: dead rockstar boot campaigns, multi-character mashups, and grungy celeb pillows.
Dead Rockstar Boot Campaigns
Grungy Celeb Pillows
Elvis, 30 Years Dead and as Big as Ever
Furry Asymmetrical Chuck Taylors