Issue 12 is by the clothing design collaborative DOO.RI. The issue is a custom made T-shirt made of sheer fabric with a three foot long tag that hangs down the back of the shirt listing every possible fabric, manufacturing location, and washing instruction ever listed on a shirt. The issue comes complete with two sewn-in grommets and push-pins for wall display.
DOO.RI decided to explore the dueling concepts of art and utilitarian design. The issue functions as both a T-shirt and an art object, embodying the problematic nature of THE THING itself. It’s both a publication and an object, but does not sit comfortably in either camp.
Jeff Green and Doo-Ri Chung launched DOO.RI in 2003. The collection rapidly received critical and commercial success. In 2006 DOO.RI was awarded the CFDA Swarovski /Perry Ellis award for Emerging Design Talent as well as the Council of Fashion Designers of America/ Vogue Fashion Fund grand prize. Jeff and Doo-Ri met in San Francisco while Jeff was attending the MFA program at the SFAI. Jeff has participated in numerous group shows in the Bay area as well as a solo show at the Lance Fung Gallery in NYC. Upon graduating from the Parsons School of Design in 1995, Doo-Ri worked for the legendary designer Geoffrey Beene. Jeff and Doo-Ri have lived and worked together in New York City for the past 12 years.