Behind the Collection
1991- The world witnessed Rodney King violently beaten by the LAPD. Halfway around the globe in Japan, music producer, writer, FRAGMENT DESIGN owner and fashion designer Hiroshi Fujiwara watched the incident unfold. In response to the police brutality & discrimination he witnessed, Hiroshi decided to release a special edition t-shirt, featuring his now iconic END RACISM design.
Later, the design was revived by Atsuyo Kitano and he reissued the END RACISM design in response to the unjust killings of Kimani Gray, and Michael Brown by police officers. The shirt was not only a symbol of solidarity, but a reminder that we must end the cycle of systematic racism and police brutality once and for all. As a society we’ve had to relive the same narrative of inequality and abuse of power time and time again. Infinite Archives releases now its own version of the End Racism t-shirt in gray.
Proceeds are going to Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation- culture based, artist-led, neighborhood-driven community revitalization program located in Chicago. This is a Worldwide problem, we thank our community all around the world for supporting this project. Together we will break this cycle.
Black Lives Matter.