The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore regulates that publications with mature content, which are not suitable for the young, be shrink-wrapped with the consumer advice 'Unsuitable for the Young'.
Each publication is only allowed 3 such labels per year.
At Esquire Singapore, we like to challenge the thoughts and push boundaries of our readers and that is why we embraced the label and made it part of our unique branding. We even wore it as crew T-shirts at our inaugural Esquire Shophouse.
In conjunction with our March 2019 issue—themed 'collaboration'—we've invited five local artists to interpret what 'Unsuitable for the Young' means to them—into a graphic T-shirt design.
The T-shirts are produced in a limited capsule collection with sizes—small, medium, large, extra large—and retails for SGD50 with free local shipping. (*Overseas order please refer below.) A portion of proceeds will go towards a youth charity in Singapore.
What's more, if you subscribe to one-year of Esquire Singapore for SGD70, we will gift you a T-shirt of your choice for free!
Besides donning these one-of-a-kind designs, make an assertive statement in your home or office with an 'Unsuitable for the Young' mug and stickers. There's no better way to prevent pesky gluttons from taking a sip of your steamy concoction. Otherwise, exercise your maximalist idiosyncrasy and slap those stickers anywhere (taking cues from one of our favourite Singaporean artist Sam Lo).
Stay tuned for further deets to purchase these 'Unsuitable for the Young' wares.
Esquire one-year subscription + free artist T-shirt ($70)
SOLD OUT: Mark Ong / Sabotage in XL
Lydia Yang | Oak and Bindi T-shirts ($50)
Lydia Yang, also known as Oak & Bindi, is an illustrator, designer, and co-founder of creative illustration collective Tell Your Children. Lydia has worked on projects for W Hotels Singapore, Guess® x A$AP Rocky, Under Armour and Shinola Journals (Detroit, USA) to produce illustrations and creative content. She is also the illustrator behind the artwork on the spine of the monthly Esquire Singapore print books.
For more information on Lydia Yang, please visit @oakandbindi.
Steve Lawler | Eyeyah! T-shirts ($50)
Steve Lawler attended the prestigious FABRICA art residency in Treviso, Northern Italy in 2001. Launching his interactive design career at Diesel HQ, he quickly climbed through the creative industry as an artist, designer, art director and creative director.
For more information on Steve Lawler, please visit @eyeyahmag.
Mark Ong | SBTG T-shirts ($50)
Mark Ong and Sue-Anne Lim are Mr and Mrs Sabotage—the dynamic husband-and-wife team behind SBTG. With an amalgamation of influences, SBTG’s works is a bricolage of punk rock and metal music, skateboarding, 80s America, military motifs, and B-grade horror movies that resonates with those growing up immersed in the subcultures of the 1980s.
UPDATE: XL SIZES ARE ALL SOLD OUT
For more information on Mark Ong, please visit @mr_sabotage.
PrasTheBandit T-shirt ($50)
PrasTheBandit is a Singapore-based label that exudes the grittiness of street culture with a strong visual language that matches the energy of the underground scene. His work reflective of his background in graphic design and street culture, he has worked with This Is Alley among other collaborators to produce a line has become one of Asia’s best kept secrets.
For more information on PrasTheBandit, please visit @prasthebandit.
Chris Chai T-shirt ($50)
Chris Chai is a full-time practising illustrator and artist and a graduate from the School of Visual Arts, Illustration Program in New York City (2013). Being a product of a religiously diverse society, Chai’s work is, in essence, a constant exploration of stories.
For more information on Chris Chai, please visit @cosmicchai.
*For overseas orders or other queries, please email: [email protected].