Our latest release in collaboration with Francisco Marques, and inspired by Hieronymus Bosch is now available on our webstore and select independent retailers.
Over 500 years since Hieronymus Bosch painted his iconic scenes of freakish riddles, most notably his heaven and hellscapes in The Garden of Earthly Delights, SCRT collaborates with Francisco Marques to release a collection that embodies the anarchic and hedonistic themes inherent in Bosch’s work.
As elusive as his art, the inspiration behind Bosch’s satanic depictions remains a mystery. Generally described as warnings against lust and the transience of worldly pleasure, Bosch’s art exhibits the conflict between man’s selfish desire for sensory pleasure and the need for a moral authority to prevent humanity from self-annihilation. With the threat of an uncertain future on the horizon, these depictions are uncanny.
Francisco Marques’ style of etched sketches explore cadences of light and textures of darkness, lending itself to the gothicism of Bosch’s hellscapes. Drawing on themes of the underworld and the darkness that lies within us and beneath us, Marques illustrates depictions of the soul as demonic and devilish.
In This Unearthly Capsule, Marques’ detailed work draws on Bosch’s macabre absurdity, taking the form of all-over-print hoods, cotton work suits, and t-shirts. The juxtaposition between the traditional etched figures and the comfort of the cotton in our fleece hood is unmistakable; the interplay with light and dark in our colourways illuminates Marques’ sketches, creating a range that exhibits the demons we are always hell-bent on hiding.
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Our latest release on the 1999 cult classic Fight Club is now available on the webstore.
Having earned its cult status highlighting the inadequacies of mainstream modern culture, Tyler Durden’s nihilistic criticisms of what society advertises, and what it fails to deliver, still endures two decades later.
For this release, we have again collaborated with Izzie Hill and Max Guther, producing a capsule that explores the cult classic’s prophetic theme of a revolution of consciousness, reacting to the destructive forces of disinformation and consumer culture.
Izzie Hill’s illustrative approach encapsulates the blurring, insomniac distraction of postmodern life. Her half-toned monochromes, coupled with frenetic, scribbled strokes, reflect the narrator’s inner monologue.
With insomnia, nothing’s real.
Max Guther’s hyperrealist renderings focus on two core elements within the film, representing the narrator’s warring nature of self-distraction and self-destruction, commenting again on the film’s central message. The penguin represents the narrator's desire to stop curating his material reality with superficial distractions and just let go. Alternatively, the iconic pink soap bar demonstrates both the gluttony the film rallies against, and ultimately the method for the desired cultural revolution.
Additional pieces will drop throughout AW19, the first capsule is available below: