Medium weight 100% cotton loose knit long sleeve tees. Main design on the front. Small design on the sleeves.
El Solitario T-shirts overprinted in high definition and then rewashed in order to give them a super soft handle. The cut is slim, the sleeves a bit loose and the necks open.
Collaboration with Mackaoui.
At El Solitario we love teaming up with those street artists that rock our world and come up with limited editions like this long sleeve T we’ve made with artist Sean Mackaoui. What’s sweeter than wearing the work of your favorite artist around your neck? We originally became familiar with Sean’s work on the cover of the celebrated Canto de la Tripulacion. An incredible art magazine our common friend Alberto Garcia-Alix published in the 90s.
The figure of the crucifixion of this skeleton, (once powered by an almighty V motor), over a burning sun, couldn’t better symbolize the fatal contradictions on which El Solitario boat sails. We live in a pre-apocalyptic consumerist world in which anything can happen, but humans can’t but embrace their guts and keep going forward doing what they love most till death do as part. Still the fear of the armageddon should and is present in our iconography, in a sort of a Jiminy Cricket way, to remind us that together we could find the way to change things.
The first page of Sean Mackaoui’s website represents a little man manipulating scissors with dexterity. After a moment or two, the same animated character reappears, seated on what could be a helicopter whose propellers are made of scissors. This introduction to Mackaoui’s work could sum up both his practice and his artistic spirit: scissors are his essential work instrument. The collages he creates with them – composed from what seem banal and incongruous newspapers, advertisements and magazine cuttings – always manage to evoke a greater significance than the elements that comprise them.