GL X RICARDO RODRIGUEZ Introducing a multidisciplinary collaboration between Gaston Luga and Spanish hyperrealistic painter Ricardo Rodriguez.
Our collaboration with Ricardo celebrates an understanding and appreciation of monochrome simplicity. Ricardo’s devotion to the black and white medium of colours, building up the layers to bring forth depth and extreme realism, has garnered our interest since his early works with F1 Authentics’ Paddock Club, the paintings of icons such as Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Ricardo’s love for juxtaposing black and white on canvas is the very foundation for all his works and we wanted to align that with our Scandinavian aesthetics and the timeless de- sign of our Spläsh backpack.
In this collaboration, we chose to take it a step further and have an artist like Ricardo bring forth the full potential of al- ternative media with our most sought-after backpacks.
The idea to use backpacks as a canvas has been with us since the beginning of the brand and we have always wanted you, our audience, to be creative and be able to have your backpacks fit your personal style.
The result is four uniquely interpreted hommage-artworks show- casing Felix Baumgartner’s legendary space dive in 2012 and the iconic French DJ-duo Daft Punk.