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Ships In The Sky Charity T-Shirts Go On Sale
John Doran , June 1st, 2020 09:22

Foodbank supporting initiative from 1 Of 100 celebrates famous Hull landmark

Hull born artist Esther Johnson has designed a range of tote bag and T-shirts in order to support two national foodbank charities.

The design was inspired by Alan Boyson's Grade II-listed, one million tile masterpiece, 'Three Ships' mural which has graced the front of the Co-Op/BHS Building on Jameson Street, Hull since 1963 and was gifted by the artist to 1 Of 100 T-shirts who are also donating some of their fee.

One of the T-shirts in neon blue and red on a black background was further inspired by the legendary/notorious [delete according to nerve/temperament] Hull nite spot, Romeo's And Juliet's.

The future of Boyson's work of modernist civic art is still very much in doubt due to concerns over possible asbestos contamination, despite a huge campaign to save it.

The money raised by the project is going directly to Trussell Trust and FairShare whose work has become ever more crucial to families put at risk during the COVID 19 crisis.

Speaking about the charity appeal, actor Reece Shearsmith said: "No one should face poverty and hunger alone. Trussell Trust and FareShare help make a massive difference to people who, for whatever reason, now need help from their local food bank. In a fair world we wouldn’t need food banks, but they provide an invaluable and dignified life line and we should all do what we can to help support them."