Back in the dark, dark Winter of 2010 – where walking through the snow socked streets of New York felt like being in that weird place beyond the wall in Game Of Thrones – we debuted our first #veryrare Cyco 78 collection. Cyco 78 is a space for us to go back to the roots of our designs, and we use it to put out exclusive tees and tanks that feature original graphics (that use only black, white, and red) inspired by the themes that we started out with: horror, the occult, Satan, heavy metal, and just general freaky-deaky weirdness.
Each Cyco 78 graphic is only printed on black and white shirts and tanks, to better show off these sinister graphics. They were even supposed to feature their own sweet Cyco 78 tags, but alas, ’twas not in the cards for this round, but there ain’t nothing wrong with our classic magenta ones (I know, Twitter, you call them pink, that’s fine). As before, this Cyco 78 collection for Spring 2012 features three brand new graphics done by three great artists, and they’re all evil as hell (the graphics, not the artists. Probably). The first one is the terrifying foliage of Tree of Life, done by French. This skull-filled bad boy will haunt your nightmares, and features some super-drippy and evil looking Мишка lettering.
The second graphic comes from our friend and former in-house designer J.P. Elliot, and is a tribute to French prog band Magma. The Zeuhl Shirt features a gigantic red taloned claw laying destructive waste to everything you know and love, and I’m pretty damn positive that’s what you’ve been looking for in a shirt this whole damn time. The final design is from Robin Nishio, designer of Мишка classics like Tom of Eternia, and is called Serpent’s Cradle. It features Nishio’s take on an old obscure Rosemary’s Baby poster from Poland, but we’ve upped the snake count considerably and thrown in some ETDetails (see what I did there?). So there you have it, that’s Cyco 78 for Spring 2012. Have at it.