David M. Cook is the architect of a mischievous microcosm. Amicable and unassuming, he hardly seems the “type” to consistently and skillfully crank out such a lewd labyrinth of work, but the cheeky hedonism comes all too naturally. Based in Brooklyn but originally from Louisville, Kentucky, David (who also answers to Bonethrower) uses no shortage of fine lines to design a world that is equal parts modern mysticism and memento mori—at the end of the day, it all sinks in like a psychotropic drug.
Making room for where peepshow meets purgatory, Mikhail Bortnik and Greg Rivera of global streetwear brand Mishka are kicking off 2013 with a show of David’s new, never-before-seen work. With a foolproof history of integrating fashion and music (Danny Brown was in their Spring 2012 lookbook and they released Das Racist’s Shut Up, Dude mixtape with Greedhead in 2010—need I say more?), the brand has defined itself with an unapologetically chromatic display of presence, which is to say that David fits right in. To kick things up at the show, Mishka is releasing a limited edition Мишка X Bonethrower t-shirt. If you’re familiar with David’s aesthetic, you know they’ll sell out fast; if you’re not, now you do. Don’t miss the opening this Friday, January 25th, from 7-10pm. Guard your pretty little loins.