Each t-shirt Laeti-Berlin is a unique product because I silk-screened it in our collective print studio in Berlin.
This impression is serigraphied on one side with white and ultramarin-white (color gradation) pattern « Astronaut/Kosmonaut » on a faded denim (blue) t-shirt in organic fairtrade cotton.
The original image is an urban sketch that I drew on the 22th of November 2010, directly at the location in Berlin-Kreuzberg (Mariannenpark). I was sitting on a bank in the parc. I could hear the overhead train of the metro line U-12, and below the cars of cars of the road Skalitzerstr.
This illustration is also on my blog « Traversée d’Encres » (« Through The Inks »).
Moreover The street artist Victor Ash made this in 2007 with a black spray paint and a big stencil (22 × 14 m) for the 3rd session of Backjump festival. He said in a interview with Arts as Cultural Diplomacy on the 1st of July in 2011: « I made the astronaut in relation to the space race between America and the USSR to the idea of fighting for something that isn’t with soldiers, that isn’t here on Earth. That’s the kind of idea that inspires me: it’s more global, more human.”
In 1958, he terms « astronaut » was created the official name of NASA for a space traveler, in Soviet space travel programs, however, the talk was of « cosmonauts« . Kosmonaut is the german translation of cosmonaut.
Label « FAIR WEAR Foundation »: pro-active social responsibility. So this t-shirt is too fair trade ! FAIR SHARE label from Continental Clothing: carry a small price premium that is passed directly on to the garment workers in India towards their Living Wage. A LIVING WAGE IS A HUMAN RIGHT. IT SHOULD COVER THE BASIC NEEDS OF THE WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ALLOW FOR SOME SAVINGS AND MUST BE EARNED WITHIN A 48 HOURS WORKING WEEK.
You can wash your t-shirt up to 30 °C (86 °F) and you can tumble dry.
Don’t worry! The print will stay perfect after the wash, because I fixed it with a special emulsion and I pressed it to impregnate.