I’m not sure what you would imagine seeing from a name called Pale Horse but I can assure you it will be unexpected and oh so marvelously colourful. I recently contacted Chris the super talented tour de force behind Pale Horse Design and asked if it would be cool to do a review. Quick of the mark Chris delivered me two t-shirts to review and hell I can’t be any more excited.
Chris has such a crazy and intricate style that has a riot of harmonic colours and designs some of the best black t-shirt designs I have seen and he also happens to have one of the coolest skull bandanas around. Bonus!
The first t-shirt called Bali Demon Blue was one of the initial designs that caught my eye and introduced me to the Pale Horse world. The illustration is intricate with inspiration stemming from Balinese wooden masks. The print incorporates 3 colours with patterns that leave you dazzled.
The design is screen printed with the use of discharge inks making this one super soft garment. I cannot express enough how good these are. Most of the Pale Horse t-shirts are printed the same way and all are printed on American Apparel pre shrunk fabric.
The second t-shirt is Christos Mysterio. Yes, just think the messiah with a wrestling mask. Boom. As with all Pale Horse concepts they are all extremely detailed but with this design we see more of the humorous side and their love for the Mexican wrestling culture. Christos Mystrerio was inspired by a trip to Tijuana where the streets were filled with stalls selling a riotous array if items, including religious paintings, tacos and wrestling masks. This designs is all those in one!
These t-shirts were bought and delivered through an online store called the Merchline and I have no complaints about them at all. Inside the packaging were also some Pale Horse stickers, which are no doubt the best stickers I have seen, not only the design but the quality is sooo good. Not always a massive fan of stickers but these I like. There is also an inner collar label with t-shirt size and care instructions.
I recommend checking out the Pale Horse website to peruse their portfolio, check out other venturesome ilustrations and watch their studio visit video, which yes, I would severe a foot to work in. They also sells Giclee Prints or even a machete ruler, ok it is wooden but still looks awesome.
Last but not least, Chris is offering HYA readers a great 20% discount until the end of August, just enter HIDE at checkout. So fill your boots chaps.