About 70 handbound copies of the new book, Boredom, are being produced this fall, and Paper Denim & Cloth is backing the publication of about 1,000 hardcover copies of the book. The book will feature the work of 36 artists, including Faile founders Andrew Kuo, RoStarr, Surface to Air, Brian Lee Hughes, Wes Lang and Kami & Sasuko, as well as a CD insert. Faile has licensed its designs to Paper Denim & Cloth and has also worked with jeans company One True Saxon and ProKeds. But the clothing work is a sideline, says McNeil. The group was designed as a creative outlet and focuses mainly on street art and limited-edition published works. "We just have an extreme love for design," says McNeil. "Doing projects we want to do and working with people we want to work with. This project has allowed us to do that without having to get a job at an ad agency or a design firm. It's been more about creating a lifestyle for ourselves and doing work because we love it." The group takes to the streets of Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen this fall and will have a showing at Surface to Air in Paris in November.
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