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This month Munk One is pleased to release a new screen printed poster entitled “ The Road” from City and Colour’s “Road to Bonnaroo” tour dates that took place from May 30th – June 7th, 2012
Something particularly special about this print is that it features Munk One’s personal favorite bird, the Kakapo, perched high a top the pile of suitcases. The Kakapo from New Zealand is a very unique flightless bird, the worlds heaviest parrot, and possibly the oldest living bird. Sadly, it is also critically endangered. In 1995 there were only 50 of these birds left in the entire world, but through the hard work of the Kakapo Recovery Program (http://www.kakaporecovery.org.nz/) there are now 126 birds left at of the time of this writing.
50 S/N (Silver) AP Variants and 20 S/N (Regular Edition) AP’s of City and Colour’s “The Road” by Munk One are on sale for now $45.00 each +shipping at www.Invisible-Industries.com.
$20 from each AP print of “The Road” sold online will go to the KAKAPO Recovery program (http://www.kakaporecovery.org.nz/) at the end of the sale for use in the continued recovery and future of these interesting birds.
Some people feel this bird does not have much of a chance for survival, and believe it would be better to put resources into other critically endangered species, but certainly not everyone agrees. Let’s not write the Kakapo off yet!!
Through this sale we will hopefully raise about $1,400.00 for the KAKAPO Recovery program along with some increased exposure on the condition of this critically endangered species.
Special thanks go out to City and Colour (Dallas Green), Tsurt and Invisible Industries for their assistance in coordinating this special project.
Invisible Industries™ is pleased to present a new collaborative screen printed poster.
C. Tangerine x Invisible Industries
On Sale Now HERE
Edition of 50
Proceeds from the sale will go to the artist C. Tangerine for use in the continued campaign of informing the public of artist Ai Weiwei’s detention by the Chinese Government.
Ai Weiwei is a well known Chinese artist and activist, who is active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism. Through his Artwork he has investigated government corruption and cover-ups in China. He uses the internet and social media to communicate with people all over China, especially the youth.
On April 3rd, 2011 Ai Weiwei was detained by police at Beijing airport and held without any official charges for weeks. Analysts and other activists said Ai had been widely thought to be untouchable due to his high profile. It’s been suggested that his arrest, is calculated to send the message that no one would be immune in China. International governments, human rights groups and art institutions, among others, have called for Ai’s release.
As of now Ai Weiwei is still in custody.
JUNE 22nd 2011 UPDATE: Ai Weiwei has been released on bail stating: “I’m back with my family,” Ai told the Guardian. “I am very happy. I’m fine.” He said he could not comment further on his detention as he had been released on bail, adding “please understand”.
C. Tangerine, is a 22 year old female student artist, she was the first Hong Kong artist using graffiti art to promote the awareness of Ai Weiwei among the island’s population, by spray-painting Ai’s image, with the slogan:”Who’s afraid of Ai Weiwei”, onto street pavement and building wall using a stencil. These actions resulted in Hong Kong police serious crime squad conducting a criminal damage investigation against her, thus turning her into an “inadvertent counterculture icon.”
On April 23 2011, about 2000 people marched through Hong Kong streets to support Ai Weiwei, many of them carrying placards with images copying Tangerine’s graffiti art, with many similar images being spray painted on building walls, to protest against police heavy handed action.
Invisible Industries hopes that through the release of these prints more people will become aware of the movement to #FREEAIWEIWEI
Outside Press on C. Tangerine:
Alison did a fabulous job raising awareness about Weiwei’s detainment to an international audience.