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aiaiai launch T-shirt series for Record Store Day

A visual tribute to a “selection of iconic and closed down record stores”

  • Jasmine Kent-Smith
  • 13 April 2019

Danish headphone brand aiaiai has released a new T-shirt line for Record Store Day 2019.

The limited edition RPM-RIP collection was curated by designer and multi-disciplinary artist Trevor Jackson and pays tribute to a “selection of iconic and closed down record stores”.

Six artists from London, Paris, Tokyo, New York, Berlin and Copenhagen were enlisted to design T-shirts inspired by shuttered stores in their respective cities. Groove Records, Cisco, Pinky, and Street Dance Records are among the stores honoured.

“I spent a large part of my youth in a the basement of record stores obsessively digging through racks of vinyl learning as much about design as I did record labels, writers, musicians, producers & engineers,” says Jackson via a press release.

All T-shirt proceeds will go towards establishing the RPM Foundation by aiaiai. The foundation will be a fund for artists and musicians in support of their creative ventures.

“In memory of all the influential record stores around the world no longer with us RPM RIP is born, a visual tribute to these icons of yesteryear. 6 significant cities, 6 music loving designers, 6 T-shirts, 50 of each, all profits going to charity,” says Jackson. “Collect them all. Support your local record store.”

The RPM-RIP collection is on sale today via the aiaiai website and the brand’s Studio A store in Copenhagen. You can also check out all six designs below.

Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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