The Backpatches of NYC (Collection 6) by Adel Souto

Aug 29, 2016

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For the sixth outing around this city, we have artists, bands you’d expect, some bands you didn’t, and even heroes of sword and sorcery. Our first row starts with a silkscreen by Brooklyn artist Dana Glover, then a hodgepodge of patches with the biggest belonging to Boston crossover thrash crew Ramming Speed, and a severely studded vest from a Spanish punk. Row two begins with a crusty kid sporting one for stoner metal gods Weedeater (who hail from North Carolina), centered with a nice night shot of a Baphomet backpatch, and a handmade vest by local hip-hop producer DJ Zodiac. Our last row begins on a swirl of cute and creepy sew-ons, an odd one for—of all bands—The Rolling Stones, and we finish with a colorful rendition of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, which originally began as a series in Weird Tales magazine back in 1932.

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