Spacecraft was conceived when a photograph of a snowcat was taken by Stefan Hofmann (Co-Founder) at the base of an Alpental backcountry run. At the time, Stefan was attending art school and living on the couch of a sculpture studio, putting in late nights and early mornings at the mountain.
"I became fascinated with the idea that an object could contain intrinsic value. Over time, the snowcat became a symbol of our collective and our profound experiences within. I wanted to use this image as a way of bringing these ideas and experiences to the city," said Hofmann.
What began as an exercise in the exploration of the conceptual quickly became an icon. The snowcat was transformed into a label that was attached to all of Stefan’s art projects, which allowed visuals from sculpture to stickers to fall under the simple moniker. When Stefan returned from Bali with his first 100 beanies, he also returned with inspiration to forge a brand that would allow him to constantly create new art while traveling, snowboarding in the Cascades and surfing in Bali.
Spacecraft has become a vehicle for art and cultural interactions. We mobilize design through the production of tons of stickers, t-shirt designs, beanies, caps, wallets, belts and new accessories inspired by our culture and our friends. Our work is a conscious communication to incite change. We show in galleries and work on collaborations around the world. Our goal is to make a difference while supporting a movement that is more than just a brand.
Spacecraft has always been about the process of making and experimentation. Though not always the quickest or easiest route, this method of interaction yields highly refined offerings of art and product. Our mission is to create things that we love and extend them to our culture. We hope you will love this next chapter of art and goods. It has been an adventure to create and bring this collection to you.