Photography: BEANS & CROYDON
Operate with full knowledge of
What will become of them
I surrounded a jail is sickening
God fear in man, who were there who were me
and open up your cares world
Let them at your enemies
San Francisco based INVS and 5th Column come together and celebrate Saturnalia with the release of a this tee. Saturnalia is a holiday where Romans feasted together to celebrate one of their Gods, Saturn.
The design of the shirt is based off of Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s “Saturn Devouring His Son.”
The collab comes in two different colorways, black and burgundy, both are printed with 3M reflective ink. They release Thursday, December 17 (Saturnalia) at the INVS shop in San Francisco. It will release online the same day at 3pm on the INVS web store.
THE ANCIENT FESTIVAL OF SATURN
[Christmas was invented to replace Saturnalia.]
was an ancient Roman holiday marked by a week of wild partying, lawlessness and a holiday celebrating the return of the sun; ending in dedications to the temple of the god Saturn, which was on 17 December. People did any damage they pleased without fear of
consequence as the Roman courts were closed and law stated that no one
could be punished for anything. This tradition began by Roman
communities choosing someone as an enemy of Rome, representing the Lord of Misrule.
Each “enemy” was forced to over-indulge in food, sex, and mayhem for a week.
At the end of the week, the person was murdered in representation of
conquering the forces of darkness.
For our second collaboration with BLACK SCALE, we thought we’d offer you some apple pie. The [Motto] Series is our interpretation of American Culture:
[HONOUR] & Pride
Using the Classic spelling, HONOUR ..
(She will always find conflict some where in the world, to maintain the price of liberty; for domestic consumption. If an enemy can not be found abroad, she will give birth to one.)
Life & [DEATH]
The flip-side of the LIFE magazine logo
(The television is a great deceiver. She is the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the earth, She feeds you life and DEATH. News at 11.)
Your Peace & [WAR]
The Manson family murders. Leno and Rosemary Bianca were killed in their home by some of Charles Manson’s followers, after repeatedly stabbing Leno, one of the family members carved the word “WAR” into Leno’s stomach. Only in America.
(For every season, turn..turn on the radio. We are at WAR with ourselves.)