“the softest parts are black” — “A few years back while I was living in Madison, Wisconsin, I read Long Divison by Kiese Laymon. One of the main characters in the book says something that stuck to my bones: "I looked at her face and, more than anything, I just wanted her to hug me. Sounds crazy, but after getting your legs stomped to dust by white dudes in sheets, you kinda want someone black to touch you in a way that’s soft.” Collectively as a people it is so important to hold each other in a way that is soft. I hope these shirts will stand as an affirmation and confirmation of our softness.“ — Jay Katelansky, Artist.
Typography designed in collaboration with Brandi Goldsborough.
Printed by Philadelphia Printworks