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CMMNTY: Wearable Art That Helps The Homeless

CMMNTY LAUNCHES ETHICAL AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BRAND TO CHAMPION ARTISTS WHILE SUPPORTING HOMELESS PEOPLE

A collective of artists have devised a new global platform for contemporary artisanal merchandise, with every sale ensuring a fair deal for artists whilst helping to support homeless communities.

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CMMNTY has been launched to encourage collaboration by bringing a wide variety of artists together to produce limited edition and ethically produced clothing and art together. The new ethical platform is jointly-owned with the artists, meaning that contributors claim a fair share of proceeds each time one of their products is sold. Wear it or hang it, every print is super exclusive and limited. Not only that, but five per cent of profits on each CMMNTY sale will be donated to homeless charity Emmaus, which supports people who have experienced homelessness by providing them with a home and meaningful work in a community setting.

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CMMNTY has a rich background and long history. Initiated by established fashion design and art professionals with real streetwear credentials and thousands of hours of experience in the industry, the idea is to do things differently and give something back. David Newman, CMMNTY’s founder, said: “Unlike many brands, artists don’t just license their designs to CMMNTY; they are CMMNTY. Jointly-owned with artists, CMMNTY’s aim is to use products to promote art rather than art to promote products. It’s a model that means a fairer deal for artists, whilst also ensuring we do our bit to address the important issue of homelessness.”

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He also adds: “As well as being an ethical platform, CMMNTY offers products that reflect the attention-to-detail, cut and construction that we pride ourselves on. Each product is strictly limited edition, designed by the artists and made to order by the CMMNTY team. This means that everything we sell is a truly collectible piece-of-art.” The artist roster have all earned their stripes worldwide and include true forefathers of street art such as; David Walker, sheOne, Will Barras & Ornamental Conifer as well as other participating artists; Mr Penfold and Mr Incognito.

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Further underlining the ethical philosophy of CMMNTY, every art print is produced using Vegan-friendly bamboo paper, while t-shirts feature organic, long fibre, triple washed Portwood Cotton™.

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CMMNTY’s official Kickstarter campaign will launch on 8th February with an exclusive film explaining the project in further detail and encouraging people to support the vision. In return supporters will receive a range of product from prints to tees and highly sought after one off pieces from the artists involved. To find out more information ahead of the campaign, please view their preview page here. To view the current collection, artists involved and to see the current range of tees and prints please visit:

www.cmmnty.co

www.kickstarter.com/projects/484131904/cmmnty-art-to-wear-and-hang?token=27277c74

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The TINYPINK – A New Breed of Stencil Cap

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The urban art industry seems in a constant state of flux as both innovators and artists themselves push the medium and technique to new heights; to achieve a bigger wall, a brighter colour or, in the case of the all new TINYPINK, a thinner, crisper line. With just two days left on it’s Kickstarter project, the final step aiming to raise the initial production costs for the finished product, we went in for a closer look. Continue Reading →

Escif – Elsewhere – Book Kickstarter

Escif has been working on a new book for the last two years, which he wants to publish himself. He has released a crowd funding campaign to raise the money to produce it.

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So far, the first part of Escif’s crowd funding campaign has been a huge success and he has managed to raise enough money to produce the book and send it to those who supported it. The campaign will continue for a little longer and now the aim is to raise €21,000 to be able to:

– Build an online platform to sell and distribute the publication

– Ameliorate the final art of the book (in Rastamouse terms, ‘mek a bad ting good’)

– Buy whiskey and cigarettes (the key part to actually getting the book done)

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The Writing On The Wall

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1281254871/the-writing-on-the-wall

The original book of London graffiti. Out of print since 1976, now reissued and expanded, with new text and unseen photographs.

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After 38 years out of print, Roger Perry’s unique survey of London graffiti of the mid ’70s is finally going to be available once more. Just as relevant nearly forty years on, Perry’s book is as much a cultural history of London at the time as it is a graffiti book.

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Buff Monster – Melty Misfits Series 2

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Today marks the launch of Buff Monster’s Kickstarter campaign to raise The Melty Misfits Series 2. After the huge success of the first series, it’s time for seconds. This new set of trading cards/stickers is going to be even more ambitious than the first: featuring over 40 new characters, new Kickstarter-exclusive packaging, and hopefully some new awesome inserts like foil cards and lenticulars.

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Support Spraying Bricks

Spraying Bricks is a new video channel which explores the artistic process behind fantastic works of art, created by artists both established and up and coming.

It exists as a tool to expose the inner workings of these talented minds and works seamlessly as a portal between the artists and art appreciator. With a bunch of videos already creating a stir amongst the community with a look at art from the likes of Eine, Smug, Jimmy C, Inkfetish, Artista and more, this is a project which deserves to grow, but they need your help.

You can support this project via Kickstarter by donating as little or as much as you can afford, there are some great incentives as well. These include the opportunity to have your portrait painted by the legendary photo-realist master Smug, or having a room of your choice decorated by Jimmy C and for the less wealthy amongst you there are some great t-shirts and works of art up for grabs as well as eco-friendly prints by our friends wehangit. You can find out more HERE and hear a little from the man behind it all in this video.