‘1001 Pieces of Shit’ is a project that not only marks the celebration of thirty years of Philip Browne the store - but also an abstract celebration of the man who started it all through the ephemera he collects.
He’s partial to holding onto small objects of significance, to a specific experience, a moment, or just because he likes how it looks. Each memory perpetually frozen on a shelf in his office. The collection is a miniature journey of his life.
As part of the project, every souvenir from this growing collection was meticulously photographed, catalogued, self-published as a book and handed to Philip as a gift on this anniversary. The images then led to the creation of a very limited range of t-shirts, screen-printed and individually embroidered in Norwich and Great Yarmouth to depict a few of the extra special items - each one with a unique connection and story to tell.
The t-shirts will be in-store from Friday 11th priced £39 each. We will be celebrating, come by and join us!
This project owes thanks to Kev Foster www.kevfoster.com and George Browne for photography and original concept; Taz @tazelaarstevenson, printer/designer of razorshell for production and screen-printing expertise; @sonofianellen, digital embroidery artist and guru; Sarah (The Alterations Co) for finishing touches; and of course Philip Browne for being our endless source of inspiration.
Here’s to another 30 years!