A shared fascination with humans = TED MCKINLAY X HIGH TEES collab!
Spanning a series of t-shirts, Jess's latest collaboration is with Melbourne-based artist, Ted McKinlay.
Ted works in inner- city Melbourne, here he witnesses thousands of faces daily passing into and through the city CBD.
With a quick glance at his moving subjects, his observations are caught with ink on paper. These lighting quick sketches capture the quixotic movement of the harried commuter and stillness of the waiting crowds, the permeable space between private and public, and the individual faces of those around us; those we so often pass by unseen.
Armed with pen, paper, quick wit and keen observation, Ted draws the people whom we move amongst, the faces in the crowd that we glance in a hurry but never see, the behaviours that communicate far more than any words. His ‘at work’ series provides a compilation of the shared preoccupations, fears and fascinations of our city's crowds. And by observing his sketched snapshots of those around us, we see ourselves reflected in the faces of our city.
This series provides a tiny compilation of the 1000s drawing made over the years
The TED MCKINLAY x HIGH TEES collaboration brings these illustrations from the page into your lives, offering a range of t-shirts and mugs. HIGH TEES invites you to participate in a dialogue provoked by these images worn on your chest or adorning your mug - be part of the conversation, be part of the HIGH TEES crowd.
WEAR YOUR HERO
When you wear a HIGH TEES you celebrate your hero.
HIGH TEES are graced with original hand-drawn portraits of some of Australia’s most loved HEROES, treasured NATIVE ANIMALS and favourite SAYINGS.
Each portrait and design is drawn by Melbourne artist Jess McDonald in her West Melbourne studio and printed in Australia.
HIGH TEES are 100% organic cotton, printed to order, certified child labour free, soft, comfortable and long-lasting.
And with every HIGH TEES sold $1.00 is donated to local heroes WEST WELCOME WAGON who provide essential support and services to local asylum seekers.
WEAR A HIGH TEES AND PROUDLY SHARE YOUR HERO TODAY!!
In the spirit of reconciliation, High Tees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.