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Tits for Tats - #WEARABIGISSUE T-Shirt by Ceal Warnants

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Introducing the #WEARABIGISSUE fashion brand. Art apparel that makes more than just a fashion statement.

In association with +rehabstudio and a collection of artists who have donated their talent, energy and creativity to the work of The Big Issue.

'Tits for Tats' has been created by artist Ceal Warnants who says:

"My tee is about the speed at which today's society forces children to grow up and drawing parallels between the youth of ‘then’ and ‘now’. The angsts are the same but the pressures are different. Basing my work on vintage illustrations helps to lend it authenticity but also highlights the distinctions between two time frames and the different growing pains. In whatever era, Innocence is the truth of childhood and it is fascinating, its absence equally so.

"I enjoy the 'double take' that my work often provokes. People think it is sweet and nostalgic initially and that's what draws them in. The dichotomy of the humorous and the sinister is a device that makes hard subjects easier to talk about and represent. Hopefully they will then be intrigued by my subversion, react and pause to think. It would be great if people began to start a discussion with their own children about the pressures of the world. How do they differ from those of their generation and crucially how are they similar? Understanding each other a little more with no judgement would be a great result."

This is a Limited Edition artwork printed on an EarthPositive® T-shirt manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power.

EarthPositive® apparel is made to demonstrate the highest possible environmental, social and ethical standards, in one of the world’s most environmentally damaging industries, to promote awareness and take action on climate change. Organic Cotton + Ethically Traded + Carbon Neutral manufacturing = 100% Sustainable 
= 100% EarthPositive®

Photographs by Hannah Mae Clark @xhannahmaeclark

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