Design by Niels Shoe Meulman (NL)
Raspberry red graphic t-shirt. 100 % cotton.
Screenprinted. Ultra limited series. T-shirt : American Apparel® (6377)
Niels Shoe Meulman is a visual artist, graffiti writer, graphic designer and art director, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Meulman’s designs and artwork are in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as part of many private collections. He began tagging as Shoe in 1979 and was a graffiti legend by the time he was 18. In the eighties Shoe met New York artists like DONDI, Rammellzee, Haze, Quik and Keith Haring in Amsterdam. Inspired by their New York Graffiti style he formed the graffiti crew Crime Time Kings with Bando from Paris and Mode2 from London. Together they gave a distinctive style to graffiti in Europe. In the 90s,he ran his own design company, Caulfield & Tensing (1992–1999), with Michael Schaeffer. The advertising agency FHV BBDO took over the company, and employed Meulman as senior art director (1999–2001). Upon leaving the agency he was partner in the advertising agency Unruly with Dennis Polak.