In June 1985, a picture taken by photojournalist Steven McCurry was placed on the cover of National Geographic Magazine. The photo, titled Afghan Girl, is of Sharbat Gula, a young Pashtun girl living in the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. It was this photo that was deemed "the most recognized photograph" in the magazine's history and the cover is one of their most famous.
As we were seeking inspiration for some of our first designs at Black Flour, we came across the photo of our American Man through a Creative Commons photo library. It was so stunning and immediately familiar that we knew exactly what to do with the image...recreate the historical Nat Geo cover.
With headlines from 2018 that reflect similarities from 1985, our piece American Man shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
- HEAVYweight fabric (6.5 oz, Soft-Washed, Tightly Knit)
- 100% combed ring-spun cotton, Ultra soft hand
- Single needle edge stitch 7/8” 1x1 ribbed collar with Lycra for enhanced durability.
- Official Black Flour tagging on Right Hem
- Print Design by Black Flour LLC
- Screenprinting by LExpressions, Newport News, VA
- Labeling by Legacy School & Career Apparel, Hampton, VA