You may have noticed in this weekend’s gallery listings that The Public Trust is for the first event since owner Brian Gibb pulled off the satellite art fair, Suite, this past April. This weekend, the gallery is also launching something new: a collection of graphic t-shirts Designed by Dan Bemiss, aka Sleepy Dan. There will be a party Saturday night at the gallery, and to commemorate the launch, a long list of Dallas artists are creating prints on the subject of sleep. Here’s the full release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sleepy Dan line of graphic t-shirts to debut at The Public Trust
Saturday, June 25, 2011 (7-10 PM)
For press info:
Brian Gibb, The Public Trust
About the Event
The Public Trust presents the debut collection of graphic t-shirts by Dallas based designer Dan Bemiss, aka Sleepy Dan. The Sleepy Dan release party will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 7-10 PM at The Public Trust, located at 2919-C Commerce St. in Dallas, TX. Admission is free. The collection features 6 designs available in mens with 3 available in womens, that will retail between $20-$25.
To commemorate the occasion a group of Dallas based artists and designers will create original works based around the theme of sleep which will be on view at the release. Participating artists include: Magnificent Beard, Jeremy Biggers, Kyle Confehr, Brian Gibb, John Gonzales, Ashley Jones, Joonbug, Tania Kaufmann, Kelsey Kincannon, Taro-Kun, Ruben Levi, Sam Lowery, Mylan Nguyen, Brent Ozaeta, Dan Perez, Cody Phillips, Brendan Polk, Mike Remix, Joey Seeman, and Billy Zinser.
A limited edition Sleepy Dan screenprint will be given to the first 50 people purchasing shirts and will be produced live at the event.
About Sleepy Dan
The Sleepy Dan brand utilizes pop culture to uncover and unify those who share a love of sleep and the possibilities that unfold when you dream big. The designs focus this concept to printed apparel, including themed collections such as childhood nighttime fears and those which call us to action. The brand insignia is an alarm clock surrounded by lightning bolts, to symbolize the energy of the alarm ringing to wake up. The brand message “You Snooze, You Lose!” gives the clear understanding that too much sleep will inhibit progress. Sleepy Dan helps everyone voice their feelings of what they would rather be doing. All of us have goals we are working towards that are more important than rest. Sometimes we just need a wake up call to get where we should be.