Just ahead of the holidays, NOAH has released two festive NYC-themed T-shirts, each featuring artwork from the late Keith Haring. Even though Haring was born in Pennsylvania, NOAH (along with many in the art world) considers Haring’s influence on the NYC art scene to be nothing less than iconic. Haring’s lasting mark on NYC led the brand to select his art to offer a holiday greeting to the city that never sleeps.
A short-sleeve and long-sleeve T-shirt featuring Haring’s art are currently available. The short-sleeve comes in only black, and the long-sleeve is only offered in navy. Both T-shirts feature the same white-outlined artwork, which depicts a group of Harings’ famous figures dancing below the phrase “Merry Christmas New York City.” The text is written in uneven block lettering, and the whole images is housed within a vertical rectangle.
Along with the collection, NOAH reveals statistics that one in five New Yorkers live in poverty and over 40% are at or near the poverty line. In continuation of NOAH’s environmental and philanthropic efforts, all proceeds of these T-shirts will be donated to New York Cares, a 32-year-old volunteer organization that benefits those in need in the areas of Education, Immediate Needs and Public Spaces.
Elsewhere in fashion, BAPE has unveiled its full ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ capsule collection.
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Keith Haring was born in Pennsylvania. But, like many other greats before and after him, we think of him as part of the landscape of New York. He made his mark here. This year we chose this piece of his work to say Merry Christmas New York, the city we all love. – Whether you were born in New York, chose to move here, or simply love what it represents, you probably know that not everyone in this city has it easy. In fact, 1 in 5 New Yorkers live in poverty and over 40% are at or near the poverty line. This is a sobering statistic, especially around the holidays, and that's why we're donating all proceeds from this year's Keith Haring holiday collaboration to New York Cares. – New York Cares is an organization created to make volunteer work more effective by using tools and practices big businesses employ to be successful. Planning, logistics, measurement, quality control and customer relationship management allow New York Cares to address the city's problems on a scale commensurate with its population. They've been at it for 32 years, and we're impressed by their commitment and reach. – Available in-store and online.