Following acclaimed projects with RUN DMC x Renna Tolentino, Swizz Beatz x Dean Collection’s Kwame Brathwaite, Takashi Murakami, Ferrari Sheppard and Travis Scott x Saint Laurent; celebrated vinyl lifestyle brand 12on12 have unveiled their latest co-creation between iconic artist Richard Orlinski & pioneering DJ & producer Steve Aoki.
Living at the intersection of music and art, 12on12 provide cultural icons with a unique canvas for storytelling through collectable vinyl records which feature unique artwork by leading international artists. Highlighting the unique relationship between art and music 12on12 bring the two mediums together to commemorate a shared sentiment between the artists, memorialised on exclusive pieces to be collected and treasured.
Latest release ‘Year Zero’ was premiered at an exclusive launch event on the world’s most beautiful avenue, the Champs-Elysées, at Galeries Lafayette – Paris’ most iconic department store. With artists Richard Orlinski and Steve Aoki in attendance, the event featured live music, art and a panel discussion with the artists.
Richard Orlinski – “I’ve always said that art has no boundaries. Music and especially vinyl, is very important in my life, I’m a DJ myself, so it’s something that is very close to my heart. Working with an artist like Steve Aoki with such a special universe has been an honour, and mixing our two worlds between music and art to create this artwork with 12on12 is unique.”
Art directed by the world’s biggest-selling contemporary French artist Richard Orlinski, album ‘Year Zero’ is a luxury limited edition vinyl featuring a meticulously selected track list by Steve Aoki. Orlinski created the unique work of art and original character, ‘Punk Kong,’ exclusively for this 12on12. The vinyl release is accompanied by 40 hand-numbered and hand finished artist edition vinyl’s, 12 hand finished and signed prints and lifestyle fashion pieces featuring this original artwork.
The collaboration was a natural fit for Orlinski, who is well known for his passion for music and is a successful DJ in his own right.
Founder & Chief Creative of 12on12 Claudia Moross adds; “Our goal is to create transcending experiences through music and art. At 12on12 we pride ourselves on telling interesting and unexpected stories. The records are very much pieces of art that can be collected and treasured, with Steve Aoki x Richard Orlinski’s 12on12 we have maintained our ethos – bringing the very best artists, both visual and musical, together to curate a fantastic Vinylwork.” 12on12’s last project with strategic stake holder Swizz Beatz, and chosen artist Ferrari Sheppard, featured an immersive art and music experience in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen at their West Hollywood showroom.
12on12 ‘Year Zero’ Steve Aoki x Richard Orlinski limited edition vinyl is out now
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