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Since 2017, Tumi partners with one of the biggest street art scene names to support different environmental & humanitarian projects all around the globe.
In the 2020, inspired by the topic Freedom, eleven artists have transformed the iconic 19 Degree Aluminum silhouette into unique art pieces.
The collectors’ items participated on a charity contest benefitting Tumi longterm partner Waves for Water, a humanitarian aid organization providing access to clean water to all in need through the distribution of portable water filters.
Thanks to the project W4W has collected 16.506 filters to help the northern provinces of the Philippines, where local communities struggle after the devastating typhoons.
David Shillinglaw is a UK based artist, best known for his works exploring human nature, success and failure and the language people use in the context of their experience.
“Every human being should have access to clean water. I feel this project is lifeline to the people it supports. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute towards such a worthwhile cause.”
World known for his dense, luminous and atypical work inspired by his Dominican origins, this New York kid is recognized as a pioneer in the Graffiti movement. Active Philanthropist, JonOne is considered as Ambassador of contemporary art and Human rights’ protector.
Portuguese visual artist and illustrator Kruella d'Enfer invite us to her enchanted world, where geometric shapes in contrasting colors brings legends and myths to life.
“Clean water is fundamental, not just for human life but for every kind of life in order to mantain a healthy ecosystem. Art has a loud voice in the world, it reflects and amplifies environmental problems and creates awareness for a social change. We can all do a small change in our daily life, in order to preserve our species and nature.”
Daniel Fahlström aka Huge is a Swedish artist who masters the work of the spray paint. His print mark is the 3D « Heliumstyle graffiti » style. He works on several environmental projects.
“Waves For Water project was not hard for me to be motivated for, clean water should be a fundamental right for everyone on this planet. I'am happy to contribute with my art to such a great cause.”
Stohead is German graffiti writer and contemporary artist, co-founder of the Calligraffiti movement. He often works with self-built tools, applying colors on different surfaces in a geographic manner.
“Freedom is the highest commandment, especially concerning arts. My love of freedom and the respect and responsibility associated with it characterize my personality. Our everyday understanding of freedom clearly includes the constant and inexhaustible availability of clean water for everyone. Thanks to this initiative, my art can contribute to give people the essential freedom of being supplied with water.”
Mina is German and known for her personified playful letters, the clarity of form and line and recurring comic element. She is a master of the imagination with a fondness for high-contrast, intense colors.
“Art in public space is accessible to everyone, the joy multiplies and motivates further ideas, exciting new projects and inspiring encounters. Water is the source of all life, it is proven that healthy water stores information, feelings and consciousness. We should take this into account for a respectful, positive and sustainable interaction with fellow human beings and the environment.”
The Londoner, Remi Rough plays with equilibriums and perspectives using highly contrasting palettes. He works with assumed minimalism, experimenting around color and geometry.
“Waves For Water are doing a fantastic thing in trying to get as many people clean filtered water as they can. It’s a huge job but you have to start somewhere. I'm really proud to be supporting this initiative with my art. Sometimes as an artist you just go from exhibition to exhibition or project to project and you don’t see any social impact. In this collaboration, I can actually see the impact and be a part of it.”
Coming from Switzerland and famous for combining pop art, classical Graffiti and cartoon characters, BustArt mission is to surprise pedestrians, encourage them to think and share the love for colorful urban space.
“Urban art has a lot of influence and can be used to pass on strong messages in subtle or very direct means. The environment and it's well-being is a premordial topic and it is important that we become aware of our daily habits and theirs effects on the planet. I strongly hope this project can help us to visualise the necessity of change.”
The Nature minimalistic illustrations are deeply rooted in Antonyo Marest’s works. Through his art, the Spanish multidisciplinary artist vindicates the vital commitments of being human and the care of the environment.
“I am in love with the sea, I was born next to the Mediterranean, in a land where it rains little, and when it happens people look at the sky gratefully. This link with the ephemeral, the water, the environment, and everything that is eco-sustainable is expressed in my art. Through colors, shapes and dynamics, my work carries a whole world of values, energies and lives.”
Xavier Magaldi is a Swiss watchmaker and graffiti artist known for his technical drawing. He is the founder of the “MecaFuturism” movement inspired by the 20s cubism and the Italian futurists mechanism.
“One of the biggest threats now and in the future is the lack of safe drinking water. I find what Waves for Water has developed and continuing to do with each new water intervention very courageous and ingenious. I am very proud to share their commitment and participate in this project with Tumi.”
Monégasque, Mr OneTeas is an autodidact and humanist, a true Recycling ambassador giving an artistic life to obsolete consumer goods. His work offers a critical vision of the society tinged with humor and originality.
“Water is very precious resource. For many years, water has been one of the subjects that I like to integrate into my work, with the aim of raising awareness. I’m happy that I can help, clean water for all should not be a dream these days.”