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BANDIT1SM & 123KLAN is a street-wear industry that has around for almost 2 decades. Its unique style and bold design are world-wide known and respected by major brands such as Adidas, Carhartt WIP, Converse, Dissizit, Ecko Unltd, Footlocker, Fubu, Hurley, Johnny Cupcakes, LRG, Majestics, Mighty Healthy, Mishka, Neff Head, Nike, Plan B, Reebok, Stussy, The Seventh Letter, Vans, Young and Reckless and Zoo York. After many years of selling world wide exclusively online, the French duo (Scien and Mrs. Klor) open Bandit-1$m to wholesale and launch the brand on the market with seasonal collections. Based in Montréal Canada, Bandit-1$m is proud to get all their T-shirts and Snapbacks made in North America.
The brand was founded by a French graffiti duo husband and wife Scien and Klor in 1992. Since 1994 the crew have also worked in graphic design, inspired by the work of Neville Brody, and started to apply it to their graffiti (and vice versa).[clarification needed] They describe their art as ‘when street knowledge meets technology and graffiti melds with graphic design’. Dean, Sper, Skam, Meric, and Reso 1 are the other crew members.
Now based in Montréal, Canada, 123Klan's studio specializes in character illustration, branding and toy design.
According to JUXTAPOZ “Bandit-1$M was brought to life in 2007 by the creative minds of 123KLAN. Founded by Scien and Mrs Klor, its name echoes their evolution: first renowned for their graffiti pieces, they became sought after for their signature style and strong designs. Graffiti being considered vandalism, their way of making a living out of criminal acts is known as “banditisme”, banditry. The “1$M” part, besides referring to dirty money, is a twisted version of the “123” from 123KLAN. Placed under the sign of authenticity and uncompromising style, it mixes bold designs and smart messages in an array of catchy colors. Tees are the main subject, but the Bandit-1$M way of life actually extends to every facet of your daily routine, via hats, stickers, toys, posters, wall design and lots more," 2010.
“French graffiti crew 123Klan also known as husband and wife duo Scien and Klor, have spent the past two decades creating. From murals, to graphic design, toys, and street wear, they have made a name for themselves as incredible artists and have built quite the portfolio.” COMPLEX MAGAZINE, 2013.
Check out their website http://shop.bandit-1sm.com/category.php?id_category=23==Published works==
- 123Klan, Pyramyd, Paris, 2003, ISBN 2-910565-58-0
- What the Web Can Be, Gingko Press, 2001, ISBN 962-85198-9-1
- Pictoplasma, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2001, ISBN 3-931126-58-7
- Permanent: Design Is Kinky, Gingko Press, 2002, ISBN 962-86177-3-7
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