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Meet the artists whose work
lives inside our apparel collections 

 

CHRISTIAN ROBINSON


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In terms of style, it’s important for me to make pictures that feel hand-made ... I want a person to see what I’m using: I want them to see this was a piece of paper, this was a brush-stroke. It’s like an honesty thing, you know.
— excerpt from an Interview with LookBookReport

We are thrilled to collaborate with artist and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson on our first ever children’s apparel, the Outside Adventure and Little Friends hoodies, which are lined in Christian’s Spectacle collection with Cotton & Steel.

Christian has illustrated many picture books including Carmela Full of Wishes, Gaston and Last Stop on Market Street. 10% of our kids hoodie sales goes directly to the Carpenter Art Garden, an arts education organization in Binghampton, Tenn., chosen by Christian and close to his heart since he visited in 2015. Christian is based in Sacramento, CA.

 Christian’s most recent picture book

Christian’s most recent picture book

 Work in progress from Christian’s Instagram  @theartoffun

Work in progress from Christian’s Instagram @theartoffun

 Detail from  Gaston

Detail from Gaston

 

Linda Fahey


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Linda’s open studio is a space for exploration, innovation, and collaboration, where she welcomes customers, artists, and friends to pull up a seat at her worktable for conversations and creating. 

As part of our holiday 2018 collection, we collaborated with Linda on the Blue Wave Hoodie. She is the chief curator and proprietor of Yonder, a shop and studio space in San Francisco. Linda spends much of her time in the shop's studio, making her own line of ceramics, all inspired by a life lived by the coast. Her work is shown at respected shows in the Bay Area throughout the year, and is available nationally and internationally through design-focused stores such as Anthropologie, Voyager, Rare Device.

  Blue Wave / 2018

Blue Wave / 2018

  Illustrated Dinner Plate

Illustrated Dinner Plate

 

Jeremiah Kille


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There’s something about the elephants that make me keep coming back to them. They are pretty incredible creatures; I love that they are intelligent and social. They are strong but also peaceful, and I can relate to that. A lot of the things that the elephant represents for me are finality, community, family. In a way they kind of comfort me.

As part of our Holiday 2017 collection, we collaborated with Jeremiah on the Elephant Sage Hoodie, which is lined with art made exclusively for Silver Lining and references his series of paintings depicting disenfranchised circus elephants. Jeremiah's art explores themes of nature and coexistence through various stylistic approaches from abstraction to realism. Jeremiah began as a custom surfboard shaper and maintains his ties to surf and skate culture through his studio in Santa Cruz, CA.   

 

  Untitled, 2017 / Acrylic on Paper

Untitled, 2017 / Acrylic on Paper

  Untitled (detail) / Acrylic on Canvas

Untitled (detail) / Acrylic on Canvas


Ben Seamons


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The figure and the gesture emerge and dissolve, they co-evolve with their meaning, recognizing each other as counterparts ... The paint is the medium that transmits a kind of psychic reality and elicits themes of boundary dissolution: between material and spirit, the body and space; between the violent and the ecstatic, the concentrated and the diluted.

Ben Seamons created the lining of our Mystic Blue Hoodie, part of our 2017 holiday collection. Ben received a MFA in Painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ben passed away unexpectedly in 2016, and we are honored that this collaboration can contribute to his artistic legacy, both as a talented painter and a champion of the arts. 10% of sales of the Mystic Hoodie go to the Ben Seamons Scholarship Fund at the Ox-Bow School of Art. Learn more about Ben and Ox-Bow and his process on our blog.

 

  At War With the Mystics, 2012 / Oil on Canvas

At War With the Mystics, 2012 / Oil on Canvas

  Tracer, 2012 / Oil on Canvas

Tracer, 2012 / Oil on Canvas


Isabella Huffington


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I think some people still think collage is something you do with your girlfriends when you’re eight-years-old during a sleepover...I wanted to do something that’s accessible to anyone. If you’re a kid with no money, you can buy a magazine, a pair of scissors and a glue stick and make a collage.

As part of our 2017 holiday collection, we collaborated with New York-based artist Isabella Huffington. Isabella uses everyday materials and processes to create art that is both accessible in its origins and impressive in its meticulousness. Inspired by Buddhist mandalas, her work evokes a similar meditative response through repetition and whimsical detailing. Read our interview with Isabella!

  Stuck on Repeat, 2013 / Sharpie on Museum Board

Stuck on Repeat, 2013 / Sharpie on Museum Board

  Untitled, 2013 / Sharpie, Collage & Pen on Museum Board

Untitled, 2013 / Sharpie, Collage & Pen on Museum Board


Kelly Ording


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Dying the paper is the first step of me giving control over to the painting. Very often the way that the paper being dyed turns out to influence the composition, through the colors. So once that first step is done, it’s like okay, now we can begin the conversation.

For our launch collection, we partnered with talented Bay Area artist Kelly Ording. Kelly's work represents things she finds fantastic including freedom, wonder and escape. She has exhibited in galleries in New York, San Francisco and Tokyo and has created a number of large format murals at locations throughout the Bay Area including Facebook, Kala Art Institute, Clarion Alley and Genentech. She is currently at work on a public art project at Unity Plaza. 

  Kusama

Kusama

  Lava

Lava

  California by Day

California by Day

  Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin

  Crash

Crash

  Crossed Lines

Crossed Lines