Doom metal duo Wolvserpent may be gaining a following outside the United States, but Blake Green and Brittany McConnell are loyal to Boise's artistic scene. The couple have commissioned four local artists to design T-shirts for the band, which will be released locally and internationally over the next year.
"As of now, we are releasing a new shirt about once a quarter," explained Green. "We are big fans of many artists in Boise but one of the criteria is that the art of any given artist must fit our aesthetic."
The first shirt in the series was designed by Erin Cunningham and features two blindfolded women dangling from strings held by fluttering birds. The second shirt was created by former Boise Weekly graphic designer Adam Rosenlund and boasts a dark, masked figure wielding a dagger with a skull mounted to its forehead.
While Cunningham's shirts have almost sold out--five women's smalls are left--Rosenlund's are still available.
"There's tons of Germans and Norwegians walking around with Erin Cunningham and Adam Rosenlund T-shirts on," Green said, excitedly.
Though the last two artists are still shrouded in mystery, Green said the next design should debut in "deep winter."
"We wanted to offer something special for our hometown," said Green. "We offer pre-sales of these designs, so everyone can have a chance to reserve a shirt before it is released to the rest of the world."