Our Art Department asked some of their favorite designers to create a limited-edition shirt for us. Meet the men and women behind the collaboration!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Nathan Cowen. I was born in Santa Cruz, California on November 14, 1983. I moved to Seattle when I was one year old and then I moved to Hawaii when I was just under two years old. I played soccer, basketball and little league baseball. I took art classes, painted and road mountain bikes. I wanted a skateboard, a BMX bike and rollerblades. I watched movies every time in between. I don't surf but like it. I like sushi but do not like fish. I am Chinese American and 1/16 Swedish. I currently live in Berlin, Germany.
Describe to us the inspiration behind the design you used for your shirt.
I wanted to create a digital spray-paint painting that also resembled water color.
What other projects have you been working on lately?
Hort is fun, challenging, not what you expect, sad, a struggle, happy, still new, German, EIke, Tim, Tim, Tim, Tobi, Ina, Mick, Jacob, Adli, Alan, Serafine and Lizzy. I am allowed and able to do a lot of things here.
Where did you go to school?
I went to the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, California.
What was the most important thing you learned there?
I could have learned more.
What is a typical night out with you and your friends like?
Describe your style in one sentence.
Your website is called Cabinet of Natural Curiosity. If someone opened a cabinet in the place where you're living now, what five items would they find?
Bauhaus toolbox, German boom box, my passport with visa, Comme Des Gar√ßons 2, and Air Jordan 6 shoes.