Freedom Is Bandana
The Artist: Francesco Colombo aka IVO Works (Milan, Italy)
Francesco Colombo (aka IVO Works) is an illustrator and graphic designer from Milan, Italy. A graduate of the Art Institute of Monza (Milan), Francesco's unique style places a heavy emphasis on hand-drawn black lines, detail, and simplicity. He describes hisself as an "Illustrator of Speed," with an aesthetic influenced by fuel, grease, and iron. In Francesco's words, his style is "An infinite road trip drawn on paper."
His IVO WORKS pseudonym comes from the name of his grandfather - Ivo. The WORKS was the place where Ivo pursued his passion, building and repairing bicycles. After Ivo's passing, Francesco started printing a few t-shirt designs in his basement. As his workspace and portfolio grew, Francesco decided to use the IVO WORKS name as a respectful homage to his grandfather, a way to remember his passion and work ethic every day. As Francesco explains, IVO WORKS is less of a name, and more of a concept; "It's a reminder to always keep moving, evolving, and pursuing my passions in the same way my grandad did."
Francesco's motorcycle-centric works can be seen in collaborations with California Racer Garage, Perth Cafe Racer, and Himalayan Heroes.
The Design: "Freedom Is..."
When considering the question "What does it mean to be an Outlaw" Francesco was immediately transported into the world of old Hollywood Westerns. In true cinematic style, iconic images of desert vistas and a starlit sky provide the backdrop for his design.
A lonesome highway splits the cactus-laden landscape, bringing Francesco's vision into the present day where cars and motorcycles have replaced horses. His modern Outlaw is at home an the open road, surrounded by nature, barreling toward the horizon unbound by convention. The Outlaw mentality of today isn't about breaking the law or committing crimes, it's about connecting with the natural world and appreciating the beauty of our few remaining wide open spaces. It's about getting out there, and feeling... free.
The Charity: Greenpeace (Los Angeles, CA)
Greenpeace is an international non-profit organization that advocates for non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten our environment.
Size: 21" x 21"
Wash: Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach
Please note that all of our bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.