STREET ART MEETS STREETWEAR
HENRY has long admired Reader’s street art. First struck by his literary message–”Read More Books!”–we soon came to appreciate the diverse placement and execution of his tags throughout New York City, New Orleans, and other visited cities.
When HENRY began conceptualizing apparel, no collaborator seemed more germane than Reader. Over the course of seven months, shuttled through channel after channel, working through mediating organizations and individuals, we were at last introduced to the anonymous artist. It’s an honor to have gained Reader’s confidence, and his participation, in designing HENRY’s inaugural collection.
Whether drafting a novel or tagging freights, stash your fountain pens and paint markers in high style. $32
TONE TOME T
Look bookish without the horn rims or leather elbows. $32
READ BOOKS! TOTE
A farewell to arms overloaded with texts. $20
I’ve been on the campaign trail for about ten years, traveling coast to coast by car, bus, bike, and train, working odd jobs, painting, printmaking, and scribbling wherever and however possible with primarily free and found materials. “Read More Books” was my original mission statement, from which many derivatives have been drawn.
I used to say that my favorite book was The Fall by Camus, but now it has been so long since I’ve read it, I am not sure that holds true…if you haven’t read it do so. It’s short and humorous. I’m also a fan of Steinbeck and his great reverence for nature, of Emma Goldman, Baudelaire, and J. Krishnamurti. Chomsky is probably the only living author that I follow. Honestly, in recent years, I just wish I’d had more time to read more books!