MCM x SAMBYPEN

MCM x SAMBYPEN

MCM x SAMBYPEN

May, 2021

The MCM family is a particular class of extraordinary artists and tastemakers, so this latest collaboration with Seoul graffiti artist SAMBYPEN was an obvious choice. Ready-to-wear and Visetos styles are tagged with his playfully subversive graphics, and new jewelry debuts in 90's fashion.

The MCM family is a particular class of extraordinary artists and tastemakers, so this latest collaboration with Seoul graffiti artist SAMBYPEN was an obvious choice. Ready-to-wear and Visetos styles are tagged with his playfully subversive graphics, and new jewelry debuts in 90's fashion.

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The theme is ‘Media Creates Madness’, addressing the contemporary society we live in. [Those of us who] grew up in the analogue age, now live in a digital age, and have become a generation of chaos and adaptation.”

Sam Kim, SAMBYPEN
MCM x SAMBYPEN

Surrounded by his creations at the launch event.

MCM x SAMBYPEN

The artist reimagines the classic trio of letters on signature Visetos coated canvas.

SAMBYPEN’s artwork is a reflection of himself — a clash of cultures, ideals, and identities. The Korean-born artist spent his teenage years in Poland and later attended the Parsons School of Design in New York. Although he was able to adapt to these new environments, the stark differences between the regions led to a crisis of identity. With the mindset of an outsider seeking to rebel, he found an avenue of self-expression in the form of graffiti art.

The artist’s unique international experiences still fuel his streetwise vision, which revolves fittingly around the theme of appropriation and loss of identity. In “Media Creates Madness”, he introduces the beloved residents of the MCM Zoo to the unfiltered chaos of the digital age. Along the way, they discover new desires and fears—ultimately settling into the ironic personalities seen below.

MCM x SAMBYPEN

Henry the Timid Lion
Inspired by the Munich Lion
Represents boldness and courage

MCM x SAMBYPEN

Kaiser the Blunt Puppy
Inspired by Wilhelm II and the symbol of Germany
Represents community and playfulness

MCM x SAMBYPEN

Haru the Wicked Bunny
Inspired by the German Easter Hare
Represents eccentricity and spontaneity

MCM x SAMBYPEN

Windbreaker in Monogram Eco-Nylon

MCM x SAMBYPEN

Organic Cotton Hoodie, Rabbit Logo Pendant Necklace, Crossbody Bag in Visetos, Rabbit Charm, Zoo Charm, Animation Print Shorts

MCM x SAMBYPEN

Reversible Bucket Hat, Polo Shirt, Boston Bag in Visetos, Knit Logo Socks

MCM x SAMBYPEN