Watch Beavis And Butt-Head In This Stüssy Sweatshirt For A Less Sucky Winter

Stüssy x Beavis and Butt-Head.
Photo: Courtesy of Stüssy

If you’re anything like us, you embody the couch-locked pop-culture pundits Beavis and Butt-Head to the extent that you’re maaaaaybe too lazy for appointment viewing. Though the resurrected run, aka Season 9, JUUUUUUST ended and that’s all dreadfully :( it does also mark the AWESOME occasion of the entire 12 episode run being available for viewing online. DO THE MATH: this means you can watch it all on your iPad or laptop or Kindle Fire or whatever IN BED, which is the most luxurious viewing experience of all.

The only thing that gilds that ol’ lily of a lazytime supine ’splosion is if you’re WEARING a Beavis And Butt-Head x Stüssy crew neck sweatshirt with cashmere leggings (OH WE KNOW) while doing so…and drinking an alcoholic milkshake from a sippy cup (WHILE LYING DOWN). The thing you should know about your new and very necessary jumper is that its existence is partly owed to the birth of one man (NO, NOT MIKE JUDGE, but good guess). This dude goes by the name of Adam Jay Weissman and he is not only the art director at Stüssy and responsible for special T-shirt projects like Stüssy x Marvel, he is also the producer and percussionist for L.A.-based R&B, pop, soul, “cosmic sci-fi” trio Pollyn.

He’s cool so we interviewed him and learned about what inspires him, what he loves about the CLASSIC MTV icons, and how the Beavis and Butt-Head-Stüssy collab almost never happened.

Stüssy x Beavis and Butt-Head.
Photo: Courtesy of Stüssy

MTV Style: So, what’s your job about?

AJW: I’m the art director of Stüssy. Basically I art direct all of our graphics, but our big thing is our T-shirt program. I do special projects for that, and that’s where the Beavis and Butt-Head thing falls.

That’s the program where you enlist a bunch of graf artists and other people and collaborate on T-shirts?

Yeah. The special projects and collaborations are based usually on what I’m into, so music and pop culture mostly. I’ve always been a huge “Beavis and Butt-Head” fan but I had no idea they were making a new season. I grew up listening to hip-hop and going to see movies and watching a ton of TV, and most of what I do is inspired by something that meant something to me in the past. That’s where the idea came from.

So are you and Mike Judge, like, besties now?

Nah, I do not know him. Everything we did was submitted to licensing departments and things would go back-and-forth and notes would appear, but we’re definitely not best friends.


Yeah, I have all the DVDs and I respect Mike Judge as a director, but I definitely did have to talk the people at Stüssy into doing the project.

Walk me through the process.

Well, they were like, “Wait, this is just a bunch of toilet humor.”

Well, that’s not incorrect…

Oh, sure. They’re right, but I grew up with it and there’s something smart about how they’re pop-culture icons who represent American teenagers in all the dumbest ways, and to me, then and now, it’s fun and funny. Obviously, I don’t think anyone wants the guys running the country, but they should totally have a TV show.

Wow. It’s like you work at 3M or something. So, if you really love something and go to bat for it they’ll let you run with it?

That’s how you get a project off the ground. Especially if you really believe in it. They trust my taste. I mean, they almost didn’t let me run with the Beavis and Butt-Head thing but usually we’re pretty synched up. You do all the work, too. With the Marvel thing, it was me and a few other people doing all the art and laying stuff out. We do everything from the creative part to the marketing part to Point-of-Purchase displays in stores. That’s why you can’t do giant projects more than once or twice a year.

Right, ’cause you’ll die.

Pretty much.

So why Beavis and Butt-Head? Especially since you didn’t even know MTV was planning a new season.

They stand the test of time. They’re classic characters that are as much of the American culture as the Three Stooges. That’s why it makes sense for Stüssy to do something with them because Beavis and Butt-Head was blowing up when Stüssy was blowing up. They both came out of that DIY belief because that’s how Mike started with them and what Shawn Stüssy was all about. It’s like how other brands want to collaborate with the Muppets; we want to connect with Beavis and Butt-Head.

So Beavis and Butt-Head is your Muppets?


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