ZOLTAR THE MAGNIFICENT by Dan Macmillan and Kieron Livingstone
Zoltar The Magnificent was formed in 2002 in London’s Soho. A clothing store and book shop, an installation and an art gallery, since then it has existed as both a widely acclaimed international fashion label, as well as an underground artistic collaborator. Fusing both fashion and art, they continue to infiltrate creative institutions, rupturing expectations of visual culture.
To celebrate ten years of guerrilla activity Zoltar have created their first comprehensive collection of complete works to date; a cardinal silkbound, gold-embossed book, echoing the craft and design of ancient religious texts, documenting the continued machinations of this art, fashion and design house.
Zoltar has produced many notable collaborations, including a major film commission by Nike in 2010 for their World Cup teams, another with actor Rhys Ifans, and lending their trademark style to the windows in Selfridges to curating Frank 151 magazine, and working with artists from famed photographer Mick Rock to New York surrealist painter Robert Hawkins. The Zoltar clothing range, designed by Macmillan and Livingstone, has also been fuelled by collaborations with notable designers Bella Freud and Anita Pallenberg. Never conforming and consistently innovating Zoltar’s attempts at cultural terrorism continue to dominate. Confrontational, combative and cutting-edge; Zoltar is in many ways really quite magnificent.
“Zoltar was born bastard child of acid house and punk rock. A molotov cocktail of art, film and clothing. One Part social comment and One part sartorial excellence…..Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” - Dan Macmillan, Project Zoltar.
Foreword by Jake and Dinos Chapman.