In this Part 2 of 3 we explore the mind & methodology of the newly solo west coast designer known for his funky designs.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 12th at Exit Art.
1. Goddamn work.
2. My two dogs, they drive me crazy, Goddamn dogs, I love them.
3.Bach, “Sheep may safely roam” particularly, I love Bach, Goddamn Bach.
4.Japanese food at Itacho.
5.that if I hear the word “literally” misused one more time I’m going to go out of my Goddamn mind. That has got to be the most abused word currently….
6. Joseph Albers- I want one bad.
7.How fun life is sometimes.
8.where I should go for a couple days for fun after Paris.
9.What the hell is taking my Swiss Chard so long to mature in my garden.
10. 9s good.
Although the world of fashion is often considered ﬁckle, there are those whose talents and vision are substantial enough to exempt them from its whims. Johnson Hartig is one such talent.
Launching his own eponymous collection in 2000, and the founding creative force behind
Libertine, Hartig has been a constant presence in the fashion industry for a decade. His formative years spent traveling through several continents as well as his keen and cultivated eyes have led him to create the popularly regaled collection, Libertine. His expression through Libertine led him to great success, revolutionizing the way we think of graphics, deconstruction of the classic, and recycled clothing. Through this, Johnson Hartig paved the way for what has become known as ecologically friendly fashion.
His great creative prowess has led to often unusual and intriguing collaborations with luminaries such as Damien Hirst, Goyard, and an inﬂuence in the broader market with a line for Target. With over 300 press editorials during his career, industry insiders, editors, celebrities and taste-makers seek Hartig not only for his witty take on the world of fashion, but for his view and contributions in all areas of art and design. Early champions include Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano.
Hartig currently resides in Los Angeles, California and regularly travels throughout the world, fueling his creative growth and further expressions.