The Pokemon Company has announced the first lineup of merch being released as part of their collaboration with artist Daniel Arsham.
To recap, the collaboration will feature various Pokemon rendered in Arsham’s “fictional archeology” concept, which imagines how people thousands of years from now might discover Pokemon.
As announced on the artist’s Instagram, the first lineup of merch will be available through Uniqlo, which presumably means they will be articles of clothing featuring Arsham’s creations.
The lineup is set to release on April 24th later this month.
You can check out Arsham’s post below, which also contains a short animated trailer for the lineup.
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Over the past year, I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with the @pokemon company and the animators from their studio. As the first visual artist to be granted access to the Pokémon Archive, my intention with the project was to not only bring the universe of Pokémon and the characters into my work, but to have my work infiltrate the Pokémon universe, as well. As a part of my collaboration with Pokémon, a collection of designs with @uniqlo and @uniqlo.ut will be releasing April 24th online globally. My studio worked with the design team from the original series to create this animation, even using the real voice of Pikachu. Join me in Kanto over the next year as this special project rolls out. 🧩
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