Game, Set, Match: Hatanaka’s Rackets Are Ready August 30 2016
Grand Slam by Kellen Hatanaka
8"x8" ($24) | 11"x11" ($60) | 16"x16" ($240) | 24"x24" ($1,200) | 40"x40" ($5,000)
Kellen Hatanaka is back with his second release this summer: these rad tennis rackets, just in time for the U.S. Open. The tournament kicked off yesterday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens—not too far from our NYC HQ. Team 20x200’s resident tennis aficionado calls it the most exciting tournament of the season (we’re told American tennis fans really turn it up). We’re feeling pretty excited around these parts too, and we have Hatanaka’s eye-catchy, exuberant trio of tennis rackets to thank.
We know we're going for low hanging fruit with this pun, but we can't resist: Today’s edition release is a Grand Slam. Hatanaka has an eye for unconventional color combinations and a knack for bringing new life to familiar forms (his Surf Stack also makes this case), so it’s no surprise he was drawn to the designs of these classic tennis rackets. Suspending the rackets against a stark white background, Hatanaka draws out the timeless coolness of their retro color schemes, and the graphic appeal of their instantly recognizable shape. The orderly, minimal nature of his arrangement makes his bold markings pop even more.
So you’re no Serena Williams and your backhand isn’t the best. Join the club! You don’t need skills on the court when your walls are winning. Grand Slam is your match point.
With art for everyone,
Jen Bekman + Team 20x200