Human Right’s charity Amnesty International have joined forces with a range of creatives – from designer’s to poets to photographers, in order to create T-shirts alongside Everpress (no-waste apparel makers). The tee’s centre around the theme of censorship, a subject close to the charity’s heart after witnessing the abuse of human rights in more repressive countries, with their director stating that they hope to,’…raise awareness of the evils of censorship‘ through this T-shirt collab. All tee’s are priced at £25, with 50% of proceeds going to charity and 50% going to the artist so you can top up your slogan tee collection while doing your bit to make the world a better place! Click here to shop the collaboration in full.

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Designer: Adam Tickle, graphic designer and art director.

‘The media will let you believe the world is in a pretty shitty place right now, let’s work together to reach a utopian society.’

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Designer: Joy Miessi, artist.

‘I wanted to create a design that reflected on my childhood memories and that initial realisation of censorship. From those early days I’ve always visualised it as some kind of screen or filter overlapping a layer of truth. I created a line drawing of myself using pastels which I then scanned and worked into digitally added layers on top.’

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Designer: Leif Podhajský, graphic designer and art director. 

‘I’ve gone with a direct approach which explores the inseparable links between surveillance and censorship. Highlighting government programs for spying on their citizens as a means of filtering information and control over populations.’

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Designer: India Rose, stylist and creative director. 

‘On both an emotional and an economic level, pictures and words have the power to make us rich or poor. Why are we shown one picture and not another? These decisions create a broad consensus, while revealing preferences determined by economic and social relations. They are merely an opinion, yet never named as such.’

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Designer: Maria Falbo, one half of Copson London.

(‘Italian TV cuts gay scenes from Brokeback Mountain. Espresso group to sue Berlusconi‘ is written on the back of the t-shirt)

‘I believe sexuality is fluid; the fact that gay scenes were cut from Brokeback Mountain on Italian TV is a denial of human spirit. It’s removing the core story of the film, a blossoming romantic relationship between two men. Our T-shirt is in support of the Espresso group challenging censorship and repression of human spirit.’

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Image and quotes credit: Refinery29

 

 

 

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