There are fine lines we can do without (like the ones on our foreheads, not to mention those between love and hate and just enough and a bit too much). But we’re more than happy to fall in line with the freehand drawings gracing shirts, leggings and hoodies from San Francisco label Coma and Cotton.
The apparel project from local artist Kevin Scott Hailey features wearables for men and women emblazoned with hand-drawn, abstract drawings inspired by a heady mixture of human experience, world travel, mandalas, psychedelia-tinged dreamscapes, mind-bending spiritual traditions, Native American iconography and, in essence, just about anything else that happens to pour forth from the artist’s subconscious.
Hailey transfers his drawings to silk screens and prints them on cotton basics, often from Alternative Apparel.
“I use all water-based inks and dyes and try to use organic cotton when I can,” says Hailey, a member of San Francisco’s Million Fishes arts collective.
Want to peruse Coma and Cotton in person? You’ll find the label’s work currently housed in independent fashion-friendly shops such as Gravel and Gold, Backspace, Arkay Workshop, Needles and Pens and Park Life. Or collide virtually with Hailey’s work by visiting the Coma and Cotton etsy shop, visiting his web site and perusing his paintings on Flickr.
[Photography by Jennifer O’Keeffe and Allysun Dutra]
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