For its ‘50/50’ project, London-based merchandise label Everpress recently enlisted 50 young artists — including designer Liam Hodges, Joshua Saunders and photographer/director Dexter Navy — to produce a charity collection for Amnesty International. We went down to London’s Protein Studio to check out the launch.
Amnesty International is the world's leading human rights organisation, who actively campaign against injustice and inequality everywhere. Freedom of speech and self-expression (something that we all value yet take for granted) is restricted in various parts of the world where people can be punished for simply publicly questioning their government. To support Amnesty International's work, this project explores and tackles the theme of censorship across culture, technology (such as mass surveillance and cyber censorship) and humanity.
The list of collaborating creatives from various fields include artist Thierry Noir, design collective ASSID, illustrator Gassius and menswear designer Fods Dumbuya of Labrum and rapper Octavian. All 50 t-shirt designs were on display with an interactive CCTV installation that allowed exhibitors to purchase a tee on the very night.
All t-shirts are available now from Everpress with all of the proceeds going to Amnesty International.
All words & images: Denis Yong