Ghanaian artist David Alabo has hit another milestone, as his afro-surrealist designs are featured on street-wear brand, Daily Paper’s Tarot Card Capsule’s new line of t-shirts.
The Amsterdam-based, African-owned street-wear brand, recently released a new limited edition capsule collection in collaboration with the Ghanaian visual artist.
The Tarot Card collection of high end t-shirts is part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Each t-shirt features a unique design by Alabo “highlighting an Afro-Surrealism tarot card providing insight and guidance through symbolism and spiritual wisdom,” according to a press release from Daily Paper. The designs reflect Alabo’s artistic vision of using elements of fantasy and mysticism to critique African society.
“Daily Paper is dedicated to promoting African culture by honoring the past and its influence on their vision of the future,” said the artist. “They push the boundaries and challenge the perception of Africa in the fashion world which is what I aim to achieve in the art world too. It just makes sense that we work together and inspire each other.”
Each item in the capsule collection features a unique tarot card design with a symbolic meaning. “The Magician” for instance, represents “spiritual development,” while “The High Priestess” design reflects “intuition, mystery, and sensuality.”
Daily Paper has mad it a point to collaborate with African artists and creatives. Last year, the brand linked with Nigerian superstar Wizkid for the limited edition STARBOY collection.