Dead Legacy have been producing unique t-shirts and sweats since 2009. Inspired by music, art and cinema, their designs eschew trends and fashion, an approach which has enabled them to successfully build a following of loyal devotees. This month sees the brand launch a set of three graphic print t-shirts in collaboration with Manchester based artist, illustrator and graphic designer Dave Merrell. The tees feature drawn images of three iconic British talents – John Lennon, Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss. Merrell depicts his subjects in a style reminiscent of Cubist art, with each image being broken down into multifaceted areas of shading, thereby reducing these giants of popular culture to simple geometric forms.
The Dead Legacy x Dave Merrell collection is now available exclusively from www.deadlegacy.com
Words by Peter Brathwaite