The Pulpo shirt is a tribute to an icon that needs no introduction, valued throughout the world and an integral part of Spanish gastronomic heritage.
This print captures the colors of the deep sea of the Galician Rías, where it is a symbol of culinary identity, and evokes the camouflage of the octopus, vital both for hunting and for evading its predators.
For this design the creative artistic team at Galoha was inspired by the ocean style of the Aloha shirt from Hawaii. Different shapes and tones were used to draw the movement of the sea in the estuary, with its characteristic foam and algae. The dark background wanted to convey an elegant touch that conveys the depth of the estuary, where the octopus moves.
The Pulpo design is the realization of a long-awaited design by Galoha, due to its special character, being both a fundamental part of the local history in almost any location, and an international icon.
STYLE: Oceanic – Aloha, Hawaii
The print on the Octopus shirt is inspired by the oceanic style of the Aloha shirt from Hawaii. The sea, the seafaring tradition and the waves of Hawaii is such a recurring motif in the Aloha shirt that it has created its own style, called “oceanic”. The oceanic style tells the stories of surfers, fishermen, or canoe paddlers, who ventured through some of the most dangerous stretches of water on earth.
Photo: (1) Catamaran in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii - photography by Kvnga, (2) Outrigger canoe, traditional Hawaii
The octopus is a cephalopod mollusk that has eight arms with two rows of suction cups on each of them. It lives on rocky bottoms in coastal areas where the camouflage of its skin is one of the secret weapons to blend in with the environment.
Spain is one of the countries in the world that consumes octopus in large quantities and octopus has become an integral part of the Spanish gastronomic heritage.
Due to their unique characteristics, octopuses have made their way into various cultures around the world with varying interpretations in all of them.
Photo: Pulpo - photography by Pia B