Vik Muniz and Carlos Saldanha are among those who create T-shirt design for NGOs

Karina Maia

O Dia Newspaper- 09/22/2012

The fashion world will be united to the Art world Tuesday, At 19h, at the Museum of Modern Art, at the event “Friends Of”, open to the public. This is because the artist Vik Muniz and four other names invited by him will launch – sponsored by Intel and Levi’s – a must-have line of t-shirts. The team invited by Vik is remarkable: The trendy brothers Humberto and Fernando. Campana, recognized by design work, Carlos Saldanha, the man behind the animation ‘Rio’, and Mark Bradford, californian artist. The five talent employed in creating the t-shirts that will be sold in stores Levi’s for $ 79, and all income will revert to the NGO Spectaculu, which enables low-income youth in the techniques of visual arts. The choice of Vik is justified. “I wanted to do something popular. Carlos Saldanha has its side on game and animation, the Campana are good at transforming simple things of everyday life in beautiful pieces, and Mark rescues the fringe in his work, besides being the artist of the moment in the U.S., “he says. When asked about their own production, he doze off: “Given the power of creativity I see in youth at Spectaculu, my prints are crap” There are more than eight years Vik collaborates with the NGO created by actress Marisa Orth and the set designer Gringo Cardia. He stresses that his participation in the event is totally filantropic. “I do not make money from it, I do it to help young people” emphasizes the artist.