Limited Edition ‘Sunderland’ T-shirt, designed in collaboration with award winning North East eco fashion brand Joined in Life (JIL) and artist Jane Lee McCracken celebrating the history and culture of Sunderland.
- Short Sleeve
- Organic Cotton
- 10% to Mary’s Meals
Sunderland artwork and t-shirt design celebrates the rich cultural heritage of its namesake through the depiction of iconic landmarks as well as an acknowledgment of citizens inherent passion for Sunderland Association Football Club. Magnificent black panthers, which signify SAFC Blackcats emblem and mascots, assemble on the Wearmouth Bridge. Layered elements include the Penshaw Monument and the launch of cargo ship Victoria City, symbolising the legacy of Sunderland’s proud shipbuilding industry. Striding across the bridge is a representation of a black cat caricature from a 1930’s football card. Homage to the city’s glassmakers is paid through the glass like appearance of sections of the Wearmouth Bridge, the sparkling eyes of the panthers and glass tug boats sailing down the river Wear. The ghost like presentation of the little boats suggests the demise of the region’s shipyards. Sitting on top of the bridge next to the large panther is an effigy of the black cat that lived at SAFC’s legendary Roker Park Stadium during the early 1900’s. An illuminated twilight setting emphasises the city’s monumental landmarks in this deconstruction of the city of Sunderland coat of arms. Original artwork was drawn in red BIC Biro.
Born in Edinburgh, Jane Lee McCracken has been making drawings for as long as she can remember. After finishing the crossword Jane’s Grandmother would often draw beautiful women in the margins of the newspaper for her, using a ballpoint pen. Now based in Gateshead Jane’s primary medium is ballpoint pen. Her art has been described as a tapestry of images.