The Voice Project Goes to Bat for Political Prisoners Persecuted For Their Art Around the World
This is the first and probably only piece about t-shirts you will ever find here, considering that New York Music Daily is hardly a fashion blog.
But these t-shirts are important. The Voice Project – who arranged for local lawyers and representatives to watch over Pussy Riot during the time they were political prisoners, to make sure they weren’t tortured or harmed – has just issued a series of shirts featuring mugshot-style pix of famous, politically engaged artists with individuals around the world who have been imprisoned – and in one instance, facing a death sentence – for their art.
The artists paired in these stark, black-and-white shots include
Alex Ebert with singer Trần Vũ anh Bình imprisoned in Vietnam
Proceeds from the shirts go to support the Voice Project’s work on these and other artists’ behalf. Dare you to be the first on your block with one of them. You can also follow the links above and add your name to the petitions for these innocent artists’ release.