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Custom vibrators painted as Huey Louie and Dewey, bad quality videos, posters denouncing neon colors: you can count me in!

It seems to be a European thing to do: find like-minded people are form a kick ass creative collective. Enter Nous Sommes Des Soleils, which when translated from French into English means We are the suns – a play on words from the expression “Nous sommes désolés”, meaning We are sorry. A very apt choice of words considering this trio from Stuttgart, Germany, has nothing to apologize for! Adrian, Fabian and Marian (the Three ‘Ians’) chuck art, fashion, words, books and Happenings into a giant melting pot and stir vigorously. Their work is funny, quirky, sexy, bold and not to mention cheeky.

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Trinitas is their clothing label, founded in 2009, that draws on a myriad of influences, from scientists to artists to objects that the trio find amusing. Hand drawn designs pervade their t-shirts and whilst their imagery is heavily soaked in pop culture references, they are very much aware of the Art industry in all its glory.

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Have a gander at their website – once you enter into their aesthetic, there’s very little you can do to escape. I’ve spent too long on the internet today, I’m going HOFFline. Ciao!

Text by Marion Piper.

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