Outdoor Research, manufacturer of functional solutions for human powered adventure, is pleased to announce that the company’s first-ever graphic tee collection will feature the art of renowned climber and artist Jeremy Collins.
The collection will debut at Outdoor Retailer, Summer Market with a special signing event with the artist. Collins will be at Outdoor Research Booth #26015 on Wednesday, July 22 from 1-3pm to sign free posters and sell limited edition prints of his artwork. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Alpine Club. Artwork includes:
• 100 hand signed posters of Torment Forbidden map: Free!
• 100 Ryokan hand printed, hand signed, works on recycled paper: $35
• Ryokan Leaf, hand printed greeting card with envelopes: $5
The collection features the RYOKAN TEE, which features Collins’ wood block print of words by the beloved Japanese poet, Taigu Ryokan. The FORBIDDEN TEE features Collins’ artwork of the Torment Forbidden map. The Organic Cotton Graphic Tee collection, featuring three styles for women and four styles for men, retails for $28 and will be in stores January 2010.
About Jeremy Collins: Climber and artist Jeremy Collins consistently expresses himself on the rock and off. With first ascents in Patagonia, the Black Canyon, Yosemite and all over the Midwestern United States, Collins has made his mark. His trademark illustrations and paintings are seen consistently in US climbing magazines, galleries as well as The Wall Street Journal. His recent large format book, "INTUIT10N" shares ten years of climbing-inspired work, alongside essays by the top writers in the sport.
About Taigu Ryokan: Taigu Ryokan (1758-1831), nicknamed Great Fool, lives on as one of Japan's best-loved poets. He lived in a tradition of radical Zen poets or "great fools" and wrote of his humble life with such directness. He lived very close to nature and had a straightforward way of communicating his love for it. He felt that humans are part of nature, not separate from it - something that our modern age could use a very big dose of!
About Outdoor Research:â€¨ Based in Seattle WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functional solutions for human powered adventure. Outdoor Research offers technically innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems. Product testing and high-quality construction is backed up with OR’s Infinite Guarantee®. In 2005, OR became the North American distributor for Exped, an innovative Swiss company with many “new classics” in its line. Outdoor Research enthusiastically supports the outstanding conservation, access, and educational efforts of a variety of organizations and encourages our customers to do the same. â€¨â€¨
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