Ape Vs Mo'Wax Clothing

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In the late 1990's Mo'Wax Japan and BAPE teamed with Futura2000 to create several t-shirts. These early BAPE t-shirts feature an Anvil tag, typical of their 1997 releases.[1] Worth noting is that Futura also had his FML label at around the same time which put out very similar designs. Some of these t-shirts were sold shrink-wrapped in to a gun shape.

Names given to designs in this article are assumptions and may not be correct.

There were also some Nigo Sounds t-shirts created by Futura and produced by Bape[2][3]. These are not part of the Ape Vs Mo'Wax collection.

Nigo Assault

Ape Vs Mo'Wax Clothing
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Designer Futura2000
Type T-Shirt
Material 100% Cotton

Tag on tee says t-shirt brand is Anvil, 100% Cotton, Fabric made in USA and assembled in Honduras.[4]

The artwork is the same as appears on the Ape Shall Never Kill Ape (Nigo Assault) promo CD released by Toy's Factory in 1997.[5]

James Vs Nigo

Ape Vs Mo'Wax Clothing
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Designer Futura2000
Year 1997
Type T-Shirt

The artwork on this tee is the same as features on the James vs. Nigo ‎– A Bathing Ape Vs Mo'Wax CD, released in 19997 by Toy's Factory in Japan.[6] The tee was shrunken and packaged in a gun shape.[7]

Nigo Surveillance Operation

Ape Vs Mo'Wax Clothing
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Designer Futura2000
Year 1997
Type T-Shirt

Tag on tee says t-shirt brand is Anvil, 100% Cotton, Fabric made in USA and assembled in Honduras.[8]

The artwork on this tee is the same as features inside the booklet for the James vs. Nigo ‎– A Bathing Ape Vs Mo'Wax CD, released in 19997 by Toy's Factory in Japan.[9]

MoWax Japan

Ape Vs Mo'Wax Clothing
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Designer Sk8thing
Year 1997
Type T-Shirt

This design was created for and made available at the launch of MoWax Japan, and a sticker of the design was also included in the 12" vinyl release of A Bathing Ape Vs Mo'Wax[10]. The t-shirt came shrunk in to a gun shape, and would need to be soaked in water to unpackage.[11][12] The design was featured in Relax Magazine ISSUE 36, and credited to Sk8thing. In another magazine feature, there is a catalogue of Bape collaboration t-shirts which features this one, and also shows it shrunk in to a gun shape.[13]

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External Links

James VS Nigo Tee on Instagram

References