HUF X NAGEL COLLABORATION | Contemporary innovator Patrick Nagel was an American artist known primarily for his focus on women and the female form. Considered by many to be one of the giants of 20th century American illustration and graphic design, Nagel’s client list included the likes of IBM, Ballantine Scotch, Rolling Stone, and Harper’s Magazine. In the mid-70s, he began regularly illustrating stories for Playboy magazine, which extended the exposure and popularity of his iconic “Nagel woman” to a large and loyal audience. He produced his first poster image for Mirage Editions in 1978, and went on to paint the cover art for rock group Duran Duran’s top-selling Rio album released in 1982.
Nagel’s minimalist style is said to have defined an era with cool, seductive women that simultaneously embody the more empowered American woman of the times. His works exhibit bold, dark lines that shape perspective out of flat, cool colors and stark white spaces, reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints and Art Deco styling. At the forefront of a new wave of illustration in Los Angeles during his time, Nagel’s work helped inspire current trends in fashion and music, and continues to resonate with generations of contemporary designers, illustrators, and artists.
This Fall, HUF proudly partners with the Patrick Nagel Estate to release a collection of items highlighting the late artist’s work and legacy. Consisting of reversible satin bomber jackets, tees, fleece hoodies, 6-panel hats, socks, a pin set, chrome foil print skateboard decks, and a faux-fur blanket, the HUF x Nagel Collaboration is now available at our HUF online store, HUF Los Angeles, and at select HUF retailers worldwide.
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