Kurt Cobain helped make Daniel Johnston briefly famous in the mid ’90s not only by proclaiming the savant folk singer his favorite artist, but by wearing a t-shirt printed with cover of Johnston’s lo-fi sixth album, “How Are You.” Cobain made the homemade cover art iconic, but Johnston was always a prolific visual artist as well as a singer, as the 2005 documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” helped showcase.
Now, almost 20 years after his brush with fame, Johnston is collaborating with legendary skate shop Supreme for a new line of t-shirt designs. The art is all done in Johnston’s signature pen-drawn fashion, halfway between comic illustration and notebook doodle. As Supreme writes, “Mr. Johnston’s artwork and illustrations are straightforward expressions that are often connected to his own fears and desires.”
Check out a few of the shirts below, and head to Supreme for the rest.