Homeboy Tote Bags by Artecnica
by Harry / January 26, 2011
From @Artecnica, tote bags produced in conjunction with Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the US that provides ex-gang members the opportunity to build their own sustainable businesses locally in the US.

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Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

The totes are the latest of Artecnica's Design With Conscience Projects, the canvas totes benefit the organization through part of the proceeds going back to the organization and features famous quotes by the program's founder and Jesuit priest Father Greg Boyle in calligraphic motifs.


Hardwork is Easier than HardTime

All the artwork was created by ex-gang members and individually screen-printed by their collective in their Los Angeles studios in collaboration with Alex Lin, the award winning graphic designer of the design firm Studio Lin in NYC.


We're a Whole Lot More than the Worst We've Ever Done

Past Design With Conscience Projects have included works by the likes of Tord Boontje, Hella Jongerius and produced around the world by various artisan communities.



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