The latest OBEY Awareness collection focuses on the Strummerville Foundation which provides opportunities for aspiring musicians.
"Joe’s widow Lucinda approached me about creating an image of Joe to help raise funds for Strummerville, the charity set up to honor and fulfill Joe’s belief that music can inspire and empower. Strummerville provides opportunities for musicians around the globe. I was incredibly honored that Lucinda asked me to be involved, and I was moved when she shared her opinion that Joe and I have similar philosophies. The print is a collaboration with photographer Kate Simon, who shot the first Clash cover. Please check out what Strummerville is about and show your support! Thanks for caring."
The foundation was started by friends and family of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer after his death. Strummerville helps musicians all over the world get their music recorded and distributed on a platform they may not have had otherwise.
A recent project saw the foundation installing a recording studio to provide training and equiptment to musicians in the WAYout project in Sierra Leone. In addition to this they have also set up a music room in Tilinanu, Malawi and rehearsal rooms in Belfast and London with plans to expand in the future.
The collaboration sees a limited edition Joe Strummer print in the classic Shepard Fairey style.
The donations made from the t shirts sold goes straight to the foundation.
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