The UK company Gimme 5 has collaborated with the photographer Dennis Morris on a collection of two printed T-shirts. The collaboration coincides with the opening of the exhibition Dennis Morris: PiL - First Issue to Metal Box at the ICA, London.
Gimme 5’s founder Michael Kopelman and Morris first met as neighbours and have been friends ever since. Before the opening of his exhibition, Morris decided to ask Kopelman if Gimme 5 would create some T-shirts, featuring his photographs of members of the band PiL, for the show.
Dennis Morris: PiL - First Issue to Metal Box follows band members John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker during the years 1978-1979.
The period encompasses the formation of the group after the end of the Sex Pistols, their pivotal journey to Jamaica and the release of their post-punk classic Metal Box in 1979.
Gimme 5 was founded by Michael Kopelman in 1989. The company has represented and distributed some of the biggest names in street wear for the last 25 years. Through Gimme 5, along with previously owned stores Hit and Run and the Hide Out, Kopelman is credited as introducing brands such as Stüssy, Visvim, Supreme, Neighbourhood, BAPE, W-Taps and Goodenough to the UK market.