H&M x Designers Against AIDS: 2009 T-shirt collection

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Some of the biggest celebrities from the world of fashion, music and style will be joining H&M and Designers Against AIDS (DAA) for Fashion Against AIDS, to help fight the disease and raise youth awareness. Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, N.E.R.D and Yoko Ono are among the artists who will collaborate with H&M on designs for T-shirts, T-shirt dresses, vests and bodies. 25% of the sales price will be donated to youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects. The collection, in 100% organic cotton, for both guys and girls will go on sale in H&M’s youth DIVIDED department from May 28 2009.

Video and images after the jump

What Goes Around Comes Around: Big Ant International

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Big Ant International have won a Gold Pencil for Design (Public Service Poster) at the One Show Design Awards held this week. Four posters were designed to wrap around poles, campaigning for an end to the war in Iraq, pointing to the Global Coalition for Peace web site. Grenades, rifles, missiles and tank guns come round the pole to catch up with the aggressor in each poster. What goes around comes around. The campaign has also been shortlisted at the Clio 2009 and D&D Awards.

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Diaspora Smile by Bhanuwat Jittivuthikarn

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Courtesy of LOUDreams, we have the pleasure of covering one of the most powerful collection of portraits our eyes have been blessed to see. “These simple and straightforward portraits depict these elderly Tibetan’s pain and their dignity even through their hopeful smiles. However, full of faith, they are able to show us that the people who have less materials can be blissful in their beliefs and their lives. Receiving private blessing from His Holiness Dalai Lama is their last quest in life, now many of them are already renounced the world and prepares themselves for hereafter.”

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Lights go out worldwide for Earth Hour 2009

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Yesterday, the international community joined during Earth Hour 2009, an energy conservation initiative that was started a few years go. In the imagery after the jump, you’ll see some of the world’s most symbolic landmarks kill their light switches.

It’s estimated that roughly 1 billion people from 2,000 towns and cities in 84 different countries joined in the event that took place on Saturday at 8:30 pm local time.

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DEVO x Trek Bicycles: Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Cancer Foundation

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This past week, the spud boys donated a custom made one of a kind bicycle to be auctioned off by Scout Events for South by Sunset Valley 2009. The bike went for $1,325.00, all of which is going to Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Cancer Foundation. 

You might not be able to eliminate all the Ninnies and the Twits but they won’t be able to keep up with you on your very own one of a kind custom built Devo Bike. So go beyond the normal thing, do the super thing. Bid to help fight cancer and bid to claim this devo-lutionary machine.

Created and donated by Michael Hammond of Trek Bicycles, this fixed gear bike is a piece of rolling artwork, complete with DEVO lyrics integrated into the custom paint.

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The Cause: Falling Whistles

Blackbird's tuned us into Falling Whistles, a nonprofit started by Sean Carasso after a trip to the war zone of the Republic of Congo. Here's what they had to say:  Happening upon an illegal prison for children, he learned boys too...

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