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“a sign, a symbol, a feeling”

We are pleased to add the PLAY diffusion from Comme des Garçons to our selection. Identifiable by the iconic heart and eyes logo, the range of basics includes tees, knits, footwear and accessories for men, women and children.

Polish graphic artist Filip Pagowski is the man behind the logo. The son of two of Poland’s most prominent creatives, painter Teresa Pągowska and influential poster designer Henryk Tomaszewski, he studied painting, illustration and poster design at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

“The heart image happened simultaneously with, but independently of the creation of the PLAY line. It’s as if [Rei Kawakubo and I] were affected subliminally by each other’s work,” explained Pagowski. “I remember working on something… not connected to anything. I got this idea of a red heart with a set of eyes. I drew it instantaneously and the first draft was it. I submitted it for another CdG project, for which it never made it, but eventually it resurfaced; making bigger waves as a logo for the PLAY line.”

Shop Comme des Garçons PLAY:
https://envoyofbelfast.com/collections/comme-des-garcons-play

PLAY logo, 2002
Illustration for The New Yorker, 1997
Dots & Plaid, 2004
Eyes, 2004
Happy Living (installation), 2007

Images:
http://www.filippagowski.com/
https://culture.pl/en/artist/filip-pagowski
http://www.icnclst.com/filippagowski/
https://envoyofbelfast.com

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