Blood Is the New Black celebrates 5th anniversary with a gallery show
Founder Mitra Khayyam was one of the pioneers of using artists' work on T-shirts, before big brands such as RVCA and Quiksilver got in on the game.
And since launching in 2004, the label has evolved from a two-artist, 16-piece collection to a fashion-art collective featuring the work of two dozen accomplished designers, illustrators and photographers, including photographer Dan Monick, illustrator Travis Millard and fashion designer Brian Lichtenberg.
Original and never-before-seen artwork from the brand's growing stable of artists will be on display from today through Dec. 14. The brand and gallery are hosting an invite-only opening party today featuring a Blood Is the New Black pop-up shop for tonight only.
Photo: A Dan Monick-designed illustration of Dee Dee Ramone for Blood Is the New Black. Credit: Courtesy of Blood Is the New Black.