Roberts is a familiar collaborator in the streetwear world, having come to fame working with Supreme back in 2017 and designing for San Francisco-based skate brand GX1000. In the past decade, Roberts made his name creating mixed-media pieces heavily inspired by his exploration of psychedelics. His psychedelia is most prevalent through his incorporation of a Basquiat-like perspective of surrealism to cartoon images.
With this collection, Civilist utilizes Roberts’ unique view of the world to create never-before-seen graphics for their tees and hoodies. Roberts revamps the Civilist branding in various interpretations, adding the distinctiveness of his artistry to the collection. Though most Long-Sleeve and Short-Sleeve T-Shirts, and sweaters come in a standard black and white colorway, it is the prints that truly make the understated pieces stand out. Roberts’ designs are unexpected and fans can expect a slew of unconventional collage graphics such as a black and white image of a young man’s floating head crying hell-fire tears on the Civilist branding, all held up by a Nightmare Before Christmas-like cartoon skeleton.
Other pieces to be expected include an on-brand LSD Worldpeace kaleidoscope graphic-tee, the Kanpai Tee in White and Old Yellow which depicts a naked silhouette of a woman sipping on a martini, and the Peace Skull Tee highlighting an arcane outline of a screaming skull. The collection also includes a variation of accessories such as logo-adorned baseball caps, beanies, and face masks in a wide range of colorways including deep purple, classic navy, desert tan, and cerulean blue.
The entire collaboration is now available online at Civilist and pieces range from $25 to $105 USD.
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