2K by GINGHAM
Originating in Japan, 2K by Gingham is a high end apparel company that specializes in artist T-shirts. 2K T-shirts can be seen worn by men and women all over the world. 2K by Gingham has exclusive licensing deals with hundreds of established stars of the art world, as well as, the young up and coming future stars.
In the early 90's, there was a fad in Japan for souvenir t-shirts from fine art museums, mostly American ones. Inspired by the high-art T-shirt trend, the founders of 2K by Gingham traveled the world's art museums and sent home the best of the lot. A Gilbert and George shirt from the Philadelphia Museum of Art was an early pick. But their outré tastes soon exceeded standard art museum fare so they began collaborating with artists of their own choosing. The result was a resounding success. Already prized in Japan, the company opened a Southern California HQ in 2000.