New Balance Japan's 9 Box collection is made possible with the collaborative efforts of three talented artists lending their talents to the sportswear brand. The artists reimagine the classic 1300 silhouette in the form of a visual graphic to adorn a series of tees.
The artists include Hiroshi Watani, who is prominent in fashion magazines, Ayumu Ueda, who is also an active effort in fashion illustration, and Shuntaro Takeuchi who works for shop windows mostly. There are 9 tees in total and every design reinterprets the 1300 in a unique manner. The leading designs are by Hiroshi Watani's graphics with the prominently thin outlines and playful caricatures that are reminiscent of old American visuals.
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