T-POST: Issue # 35, The Tears of a Clown

Since the 80s, Hollywood has consistently portrayed clowns as nothing but creepy. And despite the indisputable power of tinsel town, there’s probably a list of rent-a-clowns a mile long in your city’s phone book.

Yes, clowning is still going strong, it’s the audience that’s becoming extinct. So do we hate clowns because we never liked them from the start, or is it because decades of movies have turned us against them? (More: www.t-post.se)

The tears of a clown is design by Klaus Haapaniemi

This issue of T-post was designed by London-based, Finnish illustrator and graphic artist Klaus Haapaniemi.

One of the hottest British fashion illustrators at the moment, his work seems to be everywhere; from a crockery range for Iittala to prints for Levis, Cacharel, Topshop and D&G.

Not to mention the illustrations he did for the storefront windows of Selfridges department stores and the special edition Christmas storybook he made together with celebrity writers such as Madonna’s daughter Lourdes and… er… David Hasselhoff.

Have a look at more of Klaus’ work at: www.klaush.com

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About T-post

T-post started back in 2004 from an idea to re-wire the structures of news communication. While concepting ways to engage people in important topics, our favourite garment, the T-shirt, quickly came up and seemed like an ideal media for our aspiration. T-shirts inspire conversation, and when you ad a story to them, you get people thinking; you create a buzz. By combining a magazine subscription with a T-shirt were able to utilize the attention and commitment accustom to the fashion world while communicating interesting and important news topics. It all started out as an experiment. Today we’re sending our issues to over 50 countries.

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