‘FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE’
Strong Island Clothing Co just announced an exciting new creative collaboration with local graphic designer and calligrapher Harry Roberts. Hot off the back of the recent collab with street artist Fark, with new design Harry and Tristan revisited some of Tristan’s original designs and they landed on ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ for Harry to rework in his own special style. The collaboration is available as a Men’s or Women’s tee and they each come with a signed digital art print.
“To say I was stoked to be approached by local calligrapher and designer Harry Roberts to work on a collaborative design is an understatement. He’s by far one of the cities most talented hand letterers with a skillset that goes far beyond your average designer. This design I originally did back in the early days of SICCo with a message that stands true today. Especially with everything that is going on in the world right now and the constant drive to keep the brand alive during the rollercoaster that is independent retail.” – Tristan.
…Harry and Tristan revisited some of Tristan’s original designs and they landed on ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’…
…I’ve been focusing mainly on hand lettering for a couple of years now and pride myself in starting and sometimes finishing my projects entirely in pencil…
Harry is extremely prolific and has worked with multiple local businesses and last year was even part of the Art Ads billboard project by Form + Function along Goldsmith Avenue with his ‘Love The Player, Hate The Strain’ design alongside many of the city’s finest creatives. Continuing his appetite to work collaboratively Strong Island Clothing Co is really happy to bring you this exclusive new design on both a tee and art print.
“A designer, letterer and illustrator from Portsmouth, I studied graphic design at Bournemouth Arts University and returned to Southsea to set up my freelancing career. I have been designing logos and websites for local companies since I graduated in 2016 and I’ve recently been chosen to work for companies such as Adobe and Raymarine. I’ve been focusing mainly on hand lettering for a couple of years now and pride myself in starting and sometimes finishing my projects entirely in pencil. I enjoy exploring the traditional methods of my craft and trying to keep them alive.
This collaboration with Strong Island Clothing Co was such a joy to work on and an honour to be a part of as I’ve grown up alongside their merchandise and influence on our seaside town.” Harry Roberts
Harry set out to sketch the design by hand including creating unique fonts and style sheets with every detail starting with pen and paper. The final design forms part of a two-piece pre-order with a hand screen printed two colour premium men’s or women’s cotton tee with an A5 or A4 digital art print taken from the original illustration which shows the details and the process in pencil. Each A4 print comes on heavyweight matte finish paper and is signed by the artist, which is exclusive to the pre-order.
Pre-Order ends on the 4th April at 11.30pm and Strong Island Clothing Co anticipate getting them in your hands for the second week of April. This date may shift slightly depending on the number of orders made. This specific Pre-Order is for the main image tee only with the exclusive art print. This colour will NOT be available in-store thereafter.
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…Harry set out to sketch the design by hand including creating unique fonts and style sheets … with pen and paper…