Fantasy: For Thou Art With Me

By Jo Phillips

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Zoltar the Magnificent by Dan Macmillan and Kieron Livingstone. Publisher: Trolley Books. Hardcover, 30.6 x 21.4 x 3 cm, 382 pages, £69.

“Zoltar was born bastard child of acid house and punk rock,” said Dan MacMillan about his multi-platform creative collective, Project Zoltar. “A molotov cocktail of art, film and clothing. One Part social comment and One part sartorial excellence… Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Formed ten years ago with a shop in London’s Soho by Dan MacMillan and Kieron Livingstone, Zoltar strives to be ‘an antidote to the dying art of British eccentricity’. Their non-conformist vision and their incessantly innovative approach pushed the boundaries across multiple creative fields: from art to fashion to film. Widely recognised both as an international fashion label and an underground artistic collaborator, Project Zoltar created many distinguished collaborations. This ranges from their clothing collaborations with Bella Freud and Anita Pallenberg to their commercial project for Nike through to exhibition of the work of Marlon Richards, photographer Mick Rock and New York surrealist painter Robert Hawkins.

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Zoltar the Magnificent by Dan Macmillan and Kieron Livingstone. Publisher: Trolley Books. Hardcover, 30.6 x 21.4 x 3 cm, 382 pages, £69.

To celebrate 10 magnificent years filled with achievements, MacMillan and Livingstone have published a new book entitled ‘Zoltar The Magnificent’. With foreward written by Jake and Dinos Chapman, the purple book – bound in cardinal silk and embossed in gold – does not only show the duo’s inspiring projects, but also a delightful addition to the coffee table that reflects the alluring craft and design of ancient religious texts.

Just skim over the book and one knows more magnificent projects from Zoltar are on the way.