Tap That Tee

Instead of promoting a corporate fashion label on your chest, why not spread the word about your favorite cause? 30% of the profits from Prinkshop’s Tap That Tee will go to an organization tackling water crises around the world. And whether your cause is access to clean water, gun control or women’s reproductive rights, Prinkshop has a tee to transform you into an everyday activist.

Studio Visit: Prinkshop

Kate Spade co-founder Pamela Bell taps the potential of a well-designed T-shirt to empower and engage

“Wear what you care about.” That’s the motto of NYC-based Prinkshop (short for “printed ink”), a new graphic design and production studio that’s leveraging the underused potential of T-shirts (and totes) to spark action and discussion. Each piece—dedicated to a different cause like child abuse prevention or bringing local, organic food to public schools—bares a simple, bold phrase that invites friends and passers-by to ask, …

Ai Weiwei: @Large

The Chinese artist's expansive exhibit on Alcatraz explores political dissidence and pays homage to activists around the world

The throng arrived early and in large groups for the first departure of the day to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 in San Francisco. After ferry-goers disembarked boat, it was clear who was there to see political dissident Ai Weiwei’s new show, @Large, and those who were tourists—excited Weiwei fans who had already scoped out the exhibit map made a beeline directly to the far …