The clothing brand raising money for San Diego immigration reform organizations via T-shirt designs
Fuck ICE is an LA-based project currently making headlines for their bold and succinct message calling for immigration reform through the medium of 90s-inspired airbrush tees, all made to raise funds for the San Diego Rapid Response Network.
Created by Priscila Ruiz and Esther Robinsun-Abrams, the ‘Fuck ICE’ shirts were developed as a way for the duo to call for the abolishment of the highly-controversial Homeland Security agency, while raising funds to directly support organizations assisting those affected (100% of profits are donated to the SDRRN, as well as the Texas-based RAICES).
Recently featured on Teen Vogue, the duo were able to explain the full meaning behind the shirt and design and how it ties in with their shared passion for progressive reform:
“Airbrush and graffiti style has a history of resistance which perfectly aligns with our intention behind Fuck ICE. We chose red and blue to symbolize the American flag; we wanted to be patriotic, while also sending a message. The air-brushed, graffiti-style shirt is reminiscent of commemorative T-shirts that mourners commission after the loss of a loved one — creating a level of symbolism and gravity to the apparel.”
Fuck ICE will be featured at our Good Friday Gallery Summers End BBQ on August 31st for a special pop-up as part of a larger California run. Make sure to attend and purchase your shirt, collect informational handouts provided by the team, and learn more about the brand’s mission by the founders themselves.