Discussing the Solus Santandave Credit C-Art Capsule Release
Following our successful Kanye West' 'The College Dropout' inspired 'Black Card' t-shirt and credit card-art (c-art) release, Solus prepared another collection based upon their concept of turning conventional pieces of plastic into symbolic collectible art pieces.
This work is aimed at opening a dialogue as to the inherent value of these important pieces of plastic, which we, as a society, rely heavily upon for trade, trust and life in general. In this modern world, whether we like it or not, our lives revolve around money and growth. And these small micro-chipped cards form a large part of our daily human experience. Why is that? Where do we go from here?
Essentially, these pieces of credit c-art are no different to the concept of fiat currency and the traditional debit/credit cards you would see in a wallet or purse. The only difference, is that the Solus Santandave credit cards have no utility and are instead collectible piece of arts, embodying the artist's iconic discography to date.
Having previously worked on a Kanye inspired collection, prompted by a lyrical reference in ‘Last Call’, Solus next choice needed to be a British GOAT, which made Dave Omoregie (AKA Santdanve) an obvious choice. We landed upon the idea of 'hijacking' the classic Santander debit card, with a combination of Dave's iconic albums, Psychodrama & We're All Alone in this Together.
As part of the SantanDave / SantanSolus release, Solus dropped a capsule of: two tees and a limited edition Dave stash can, aptly coined the ‘SanCan’.
Alongside t-shirt purchases from the drop, customers received a complementary Santandave credit c-art piece, complete with a card holder, which will include a hand-written 'cardholders number' (X/100).
The tees, card and stash-can pay homage to the young MC and feature tons of Dave lyrical references throughout the artwork, with the t-shirts sporting a screen-printed front of the ‘Santandave’ card and the back exhibiting one our personal favourite lines from Dave (Screwface Capital, Psychodrama).
SantanDave card design has been screen-printed on heavyweight, responsibly sourced blanks made from 220GSM organic cotton.
*This collection released on 13th May 2022*
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