Tired of being the 20th person in your office in a FUTURE IS FEMALE shirt? Does that pink pussyhat seem so last protest? Need something to go with that NOT MY PRESIDENT harness? No worries, The Protest T-Shirt Show will offer plenty of new items for your Social Justice Warrior wardrobe.
“We asked our favorite NYC artists to design a t-shirt that captures the chaotic political climate around them,” reads the announcement from our friends over at Hester Street Fair, which is hosting the week-long show at its new Project Space at 142 Henry Street.
For $45, you can choose one of the designs displayed on the wall and have it printed via a plastisol ink heat transfer onto a recycled-cotton T-shirt made by Everybody, the ethical fashion brand started by two alums of American Apparel (RIP). Sure, that’s pricy for a t-shirt, but hey, you’ve paid more for a ThreeAsFour design– and proceeds go to the ACLU.
The opening reception goes from 5pm to 9pm on– what else?– Presidents Day, with DJ honors done by Lower East Side boutique Georgia, LES fashion brand RockersNYC, Venus X of GHE20G0TH1K, and Blazer Sound System of Know-Wave radio.
Here’s the list of contributors sent over to us by Hester Street Fair, followed by some sample designs.
Ana Kraus, Anna Williams, Arvid Logan, Blazer Sound System, Bochizzy, Brian Degraw, Commed, Curtis Kulig, Danielle Kroll, Downtown Basketball Girls, Dylan Kraus, Elise McMahon, Elizabeth Jaeger, Georgia, Hans Seeger, Hisham Bharoocha, India Menuez, Jack Wolf, Jayne Lies, Jayson Musson, JK5, Joshua Citarella, Kiki Kudo, Lizzie Bougatsos, Marc Hundley, Marcela Gutiérrez, Masspop, Miho Hatori, Mike Davis, My Pal the Crook, Nic Poe, Nick Demarco, Nicole Reber, Paul Budnitz, Raina Hamner, RockersNYC, Sex Magazine, Susan Willmarth, ThreeAsFour, Various Projects Inc, Venus X, Will Work For Good, Xavier Schipani