No matter where you fall on the political spectrum it’s imperative to vote in the 2020 election.
Planet Apparel is proud to be a part of this moment in history as our collaboration with famous artist and designer Shepard Fairey is featured on the upcoming issue of Time Magazine.
The cover art image includes a custom bandana designed by Fairey and we are thrilled to have provided the printing services for this bandana on the cover of the November 2nd issue.
His artwork has been showcased on two prior Time covers, but this new illustration is significant since it is the first time ever in its 100-year history that the world renown newsmagazine has replaced their title logo with the word “Vote”.
Fairey said of the image, “Even though the subject in the portrait knows there are additional challenges to democracy during a pandemic, the person is determined to use their voice and power by voting.”
Called “Our Hands – Our Future”, this exclusive bandana is part of Artists Band Together. This initiative was created as a pro-democracy movement to protect the vote and promote the fight for freedom and equal justice.
This collective movement includes Fairey as well as notable famous artists like Luchita Hurtando and Christine Sun Kim who have created artistic bandanas to get out the vote and energize people to make their voices heard.
They can be purchased exclusively on Ebay as part of Artists Band Together on their site here.
Proceeds for the sales of these bandanas help non-profit organizations like Mijente, Rise, WokeVote that all seek social justice and equality for marginalized communities.
The Time cover is a significant moment in American history but also for pop culture. It is yet another one of Shepard Fairey’s artistic contributions to the cultural zeitgeist of the country. Shepard Fairy came out of the street artist and the skateboard scene and is the founder of immensely popular OBEY clothing line, which itself became a part of “hype culture”.
His most famous piece of pop culture art is the 2008 “Hope” poster image of Barack Obama during his campaign for the presidency, which has been emulated and copied by others many times over ever since.
The United States is at a crossroads and Planet Apparel is proud to be a part of this moment in time. We are proud of our contribution to a movement that supports equality, justice, and the mission of initiatives like Artists Band Together.
We are now a part of history with this opportunity to help create a touchstone of history.
We’ve always offered custom printed bandanas as a fashion statement, but now we’re proud to part of the creation of a political one.