100% of the proceeds of this bandana support the Hetrick Martin Institute (HMI), an organization in NYC which provides a safe space, support, and education for at-risk LGBTQ youth aged 13-24.
Mister Bandana is proud to partner with Hetrick Martin to showcase the talents of young LGBTQ artists in our hometown of NYC. In summer 2020, we sponsored a design contest with the talented kids at HMI to create a new bandana - and this was one of the winners!
About the artist: Skye, 17, is an early college student and rowing athlete in Queens, NYC. Skye, who also works for the Brooklyn Public Library, designed this bandana to represent the concept of togetherness.
For this design, I hand-drew a repetition of the word "together" evenly spaced around two of many concentric circles of varying thicknesses. When we translated the artwork to a silkscreen format, my eraser marks suddenly became visible — creating asymmetrical marks in contrast to the perfect geometry of the circles. I am so grateful for this opportunity to see my work on a product I can hold in my hands and to give back to my community with the proceeds.