Art on t-shirt is from painting that Þrándur Þórarinsson made for cover of Reykjavík Grapevine Issue 12 August 2014. Cover story was about Hidden People in Iceland and we interviewed Þrándur for cover story about it, read full article here and excerpt below:
What went into the cover painting?
When I originally conceived of the idea, I wanted it to be the same composition of Hugleikur’s comic, but because I was doing it for the cover of the Grapevine, I thought it should be in a vertical format. I had wanted to paint transparent ghostly pictures of people for some time, and all of the sudden, I thought, maybe I could do it for Hugleikur’s Huldufólk thing. It’s often that an idea for a painting springs out of an effect that I would like to use. It’s quite easy to render these half-transparent things in oil paint.
For the Huldufólk, I thought that they should probably look like people from the old times in Iceland. I could have put them in contemporary clothing, but I think that would just be confusing. So I dressed them in old garments and gave them expressionless faces. It didn’t really turn out the way I foresaw it, but it was close enough, I think.
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Sizes and fabric of t-shirt:
• 95% polyester, 5% elastane (fabric composition may vary by 1%)
• Premium knit mid-weight jersey
• Four-way stretch fabric that stretches and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains
• Regular fit
• Model is 182cm/6 feet tall and wearing size M
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