WSL Customized Vintage Reversible "Blood Skull" T-Shirt
This is a collection of customized vintage clothing inspired by the poetry in Words Saved Lives. The collection's title, "Feasting on the Blood of Doubt + the Bones of Fear", is a line from the poem "Phoenix". This is also a mantra of sorts for the poet and creator of the collection meant as a reminder to live a life free of self-doubt and fear. The collection has been created by hand using vintage needle and thread, paint, brush and hand-made stencils. The collection seeks to inspire others to recycle, reduce and reuse wherever possible. This is slow-fashion and each vintage item took a considerable amount of time to create and customize. Hopefully, they become the wearer's favorite old item of clothing that they continue to personalize over the course of the life of the garment.
This one-of-one vintage t-shirt has been customized so that it is now reversible and can be worn on either side. The signature Words Saved Lives skull logo has been subtlety integrated into the existing design creating a new stronger graphic on both the front and the back. This is the only time that the blood red skull on the front has been used in the collection. It has meaningful symbolism in relation to the BLM movement and the racist, deadly and unjustifiable use of force by police. The logo skull has also been added to the chest on the reversed side in white.
Red “Collection No. 1” label has been hand sewn to garment and is easily removed. Cutting up the label + creating your own skull patch is highly encouraged.