Supreme Looks to Takashi Murakami for New Box Logo Tee Benefiting Charity

Mahlik Campbell

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Supreme unveiled a new Charity Box Logo Tee as part of a surprise collaboration with Japanese streetwear icon Takashi Murakami on Tuesday. 🔥

Featuring original artwork based on Murakami's signature smiling flower and skull designs, Supreme's classic Box Logo tee has been turned into a subtly vibrant top.

Adding to this already special collaboration is the charitable initiative behind the style, with 100% of all proceeds being donated to the New York-based HELP USA and its COVID-19 relief efforts, specifically benefitting adults and youth battling homelessness.

The "COVID-19 Relief Box Logo Tee" will retail for $60 and will be available online in the United States and Canada for one day only this Friday, April 24.

Earlier this month, fans of Murakami may have noticed his work next to Drake on the cover of Architectural Digest. As part of the tour of Drizzy's 50,000 square foot mega-mansion in Toronto, AD highlighted a Bösendorfer grand piano designed in collaboration with Murakami.

Like the Box Logo tee, the piano displays a multi-colored collage of skulls.

This latest drop from Supreme comes as an unexpected addition to their Spring 2020 collection with Irish/English rock band My Bloody Valentine, which was released earlier this week. Consisting of a trucker jacket, rayon shirt, hoodie and two T-Shirts, these pieces interpolate original album art from the band's discography.

Supreme credits My Bloody Valentine, formed in 1983, with influencing "generations of musicians and audiences" as well as forging "new possibilities in how to make noise music, as well as how to listen to and experience it."

With all of the skate brand's physical locations being temporarily closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, these five items will also be offered online only.

You can find them one day ahead of the Murakami capsule on Thursday, April 23, unless you live in Japan, where they will be sold on Saturday, April 25.