Welcome to Swallowville,
an eco-friendly merchandise production, photo and fine-art poster printing atelier and agency for street art and culture based in Šibenik - offering artists, labels, festivals, organisations and companies in Croatia the possibility of a more sustainable option of textile merchandise products.
I print solely on 100% organic cotton or recycled textile products.
To further support artists I work with and love, Swallowville web shop rotates the offered limited edition collections, and I assist them in booking for Artist in Residence programs and live shows.
What’s in a name?
Swallows and humans have shared paths since time immemorial in an inseparable seasonal journey that kept us aware of the cyclical nature of life and living in harmony with our environment.
In the folk tradition of the Slavic peoples the swallow is considered a pure, sacred bird, which has female symbolism, and combines the heavenly and chthonic principle.
She has a spiritual, sacral meaning - the swallow symbolises the resurrection and a new beginning.
These birds are thought to communicate with the souls of the dead and reside in the stars. In Khemit (Ancient Egypt) the swallows were considered to be the imperishable stars.
Seeing a swallow means hope to sailors, indicating that land is near and therefore representing
a safe return home.
So, Swallowville is a place between heaven and earth where kindness and freedom come first.
It is where we love, create and live our ideals.
I invite you to set sail with us among the stars where our faith in a world more just never subsides…
Lena aka CptnSwallow