The Hundreds X Cool World Apparel
Über-trendy streetwear clothing label The Hundreds have collaborated with Paramount Studios to bring us a collection of apparel illustrated with characters from Ralph Bakshi's 1992 live action/animated feature film 'Cool World'.
The collection includes T-shirts, a snapback and a chambray shirt featuring Holli Would and other zany "doodles" from 'Cool World'.
The collection will be launched at The Hundreds flagship stores on December 14th with an online release to follow on December 17th.
The Hundreds official release statement:
"When the cult cartoon/live-action mash-up film 'Cool World' first debuted in 1992, it wasn’t the format that titillated audiences. In fact, controversial and sensational animator Ralph Bakshi had already established a name by merging the two worlds of filmmaking with 'Heavy Traffic' in 1973 and 'Coonskin' in ’75. It was always the content that raised eyebrows… With 'Cool World', he sought to direct a gritty murder mystery, revolving around sex as the conduit to travel between the animated and real world. The movie starred Kim Basinger as the nymphomaniac sexpot, Gabriel Byrne as a cartoonist jailed for murdering a man he found in bed with his wife, and a young Brad Pitt as the detective cop trying to keep the two worlds separate.
Drama also unfolded after the film’s release with as rumors of Bakshi’s disappointment with the film’s editing made the rounds. But as 'Cool World' celebrates it’s 20th anniversary, the movie continues to live on and flourish amongst cult audiences, fascinated with both the behind-the-scenes and onscreen stories. Just as the story intended to portray, the collision of the two worlds which are never to intersect, were what ultimately immortalized it’s legacy. And we continue that idea with Cool World clashing The Hundreds’ world…
The limited edition The Hundreds X 'Cool World' collection comprises three graphic tees, a chambray button up and a twill wool snapback, featuring various art from a full-length illustration of the film’s iconic femme fatale, Holli Would; a compilation of its myriad minor characters; and a special tee bringing into focus some of the more notable, albeit underrepresented, background characters."