Recognized worldwide for his bright and boldly-colored street art characters, artist Tyler Wallach is making another splash with his art, diving into the world of swimming with his latest collab - the Sporti x Tyler Wallach Collection.
The collection is the debut partnership of Sporti’s recently announced Artist Series, a collection of limited-edition collaborations aimed to spark conversation around diversity, inclusion, and mental health awareness.
The Sporti x Tyler Wallach Collection, featuring a selection of swimwear and accessories for ‘LGBTQ+ swimmers and allies alike,’ transforms Tyler’s colorful creations into material works of art, resulting in a collection fit for the entire swim community.
Sporti x Tyler Wallach Collection
Photo courtesy of Sporti
Touting his ‘individuality as his biggest asset,’ Tyler is the self-described “1988 love child of Keith Haring and Lisa Frank.” His whimsical, vibrant characters are brilliant nods to the exuberance of gay pride and evocative of one’s freedom to express themselves, in and beyond the lane.
“My art is about love, light, and positivity,” Tyler says. “It’s magical, colorful, rainbow drippy fun.
Fittingly so, the Sporti x Tyler Wallach Collection is unapologetically bold. Designed with watercolor in mind, the collection’s designs evoke that moment when the light catches the water, fragmented into a kaleidoscope that encapsulates all the colors of the rainbow.
"I'm so thrilled about this collaboration with Sporti and all that it stands for! While so many brands just throw a rainbow on something, we really took the true design into consideration to illustrate our message of inclusion & diversity, and created something loud, bright, and exciting!” said Tyler.
The Sporti x Tyler Wallach Collection
Photo courtesy of Sporti
As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Tyler’s compassion and care for at-risk queer youth and anti-bullying efforts remain a driving force of inspiration, and he hopes that this collection inspires those who see it to be their most authentic self.
“Before coming out at the age of 18, I struggled with anti-gay attitudes from friends. It sent me into a tailspin and I wanted to cover up my true identity,” said Tyler. “Today, there is no better feeling than using my art to stand up for social and civil justice in our thriving, intelligent, and colorful LGBTQ+ community.”
The Sporti x Tyler Wallach Collection is proud to support and donate a portion of proceeds to the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.
“Happiness is a choice,” Tyler says. “I look at my art, and I’m reminded to take a deep breath and realize that everything is on track. We have to believe in a world where hope outshines fear.”
The Sporti x Tyler Wallach Collection ranges from $12.95 - $39.95 and is available in competitive swim sizing 22Y - 40 (accommodating approximately sizes Youth 6/7 to Adult XL), sold exclusively at www.swimoutlet.com.
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