Back in 1991, Hiroshi put together the original T-shirt as the world witnessed Rodney King get violently beaten by the LAPD. The iconic design served as a powerful message of solidarity against police brutality and discrimination from the godfather of streetwear. Later on, the design was brought back by Atsuyo Kitano in response to the unjust killings of Kimani Gray and Micahel brown by police officers.
Despite GOODENOUGH formally coming to an end in 2017, Hiroshi has teamed up with Easy Otabor‘s Infinite Archives to release reminder that we must put an end to systemic racism and police brutality once and for all. Available in black and white, the latest take on the END RACISM T-Shirt features the “LOVE ENOUGH/PEACE ENOUGH/GOOD ENOUGH” graphic on the rear with Infinite Archives subtly gracing the front of the style. Proceeds of the release will be going to Theaster Gates‘ Rebuild Foundation, a culture-based, artist-led, neighborhood-driven community revitalization program located in Chicago.
The Hiroshi Fujiwara x Infinite Archives END RACISM T-Shirt is set to be available for 48 hours only on Infinite Archives’ webstore from 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST June 16.
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As a society we’ve had to relive the same narrative of inequality and abuse of power time and time again. @infinitearchives in collaboration with @fujiwarahiroshi will be releasing its own version of the End Racism t-shirt, Tuesday June 16th at 8am pst/11am est. Available to order for 48 hours with proceeds going to @theastergates @rebuild_foundation , culture-based, artist-led, neighborhood-driven community revitalization program located in Chicago. Together we will break this cycle. #blacklivesmatter
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