Cartooning for Peace
Unique Artwork With A Powerful Message
'Kofi Annan, then Secretary General of the United Nations, and Plantu, editorial cartoonist at the newspaper Le Monde, gathered, on October 16, 2006 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, twelve of the world’s greatest press cartoonists around a conference entitled “Unlearning Intolerance”. This symposium gave birth to Cartooning for Peace project.'http://www.cartooningforpeace.org/en/ Students ideas and techniques have been guided by political cartoonist Hani Abbas.
The 'published designs' from students are a celebration of the Political Cartooning unit of study we have been working on in art. The concept behind the clothing is to explore ways students can take their finished work to a wider audience. The use of hashtags links them to a wider campaign. Students have heard from a range of grass roots organisations that best show the power of an individual to make a positive change in the world. Profits from sales will support their chosen cause.
Products are made from sustainable materials in an ethically accredited, wind powered factory and use technology and design to show that ecology and economics can work together. The company that makes them is values based. That makes them fundamentally different to businesses trying to do a bit of sustainability: http://rapanuiclothing.com/about/ Adult sizes are available, please email homeroom teachers.