Jackets for Levi’s Vintage Oil and Leather show.
Myself and 20 other artists were asked to hand paint a couple of these beautiful jackets for Levi’s.
Representing animals came from the cat design on the 13 Rebels’ jackets. The animals themselves are from Celtic Myth and heraldry, which seemed like a more personal response than just trying to imitate Americana.
Boars and Stags were usually represented as powerful animals in Welsh myth, and ghostly white animals (like a giant white boar in one story) from the spirit world would stalk the ancient woodlands.
Seemed like a pretty good fit to me.
After touring San Francisco and New York, the show is currently in Tokyo where all the jackets will be auctioned off for charity at the end of this month.
Thanks to Paul and Nick at Levi’s Vintage in Amsterdam for letting me take part!
More of the jackets can be seen here