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Zayn Malik works with Iron Maiden cover artist on fan merchandise

Zayn Malik has created a new range of merchandise with iconic Iron Maiden illustrator Mark Wilkinson.

The 23-piece offering is available to purchase from Zayn's website, and has everything from T-shirts printed with the popstar's face to hoodies decorated with Urdu script - a nod to his South Asian roots.


The former One Direction singer released his debut studio album Mind of Mine in March (16), with lead single Pillowtalk becoming a global hit.


In an interview with Vogue.com, the singer/songwriter explained his design process: "My family is from Pakistan, so having artwork in Urdu has huge significance to me," Zayn told Vogue.com, of the tees that are emblazoned with his name and the word "Mind" in the Hindustani language.


For the graphic print T-shirts, the 23-year-old took inspiration from the rock bands of the '70s and '80s, and worked with legendary cover art illustrator, Mark Wilkinson of Iron Maiden fame, on the designs.


"Working with Mark gave me a license to do something exciting conceptually with a lot of color and detail," he explained, adding that his favorite shirt in the collection has an image of him emerging out of a city engulfed in flames. "The art we created gives a nod to the vintage rock-band T-shirts but with my own concept."


Although he collaborated on some garments, Zayn says the eclectic collection is a reflection of his own personal style and was created with his own wardrobe in mind.


"I wanted to approach this as an opportunity to extend my ideas as an artist, and to give fans another facet of who I am," he explained.


The collection is available to purchase from zaynmalikstore.com from Tuesday (28Jun16), with prices starting from $30 .