These ethically made ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ tees have been designed by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin to encourage people to vote in
In just over two weeks, the UK will vote (don’t forget to register) to decide whether or not we stay in the European Union. Many are terrified about the prospect of Britain leaving the EU and what it could mean for our future – consequently, they’re devoting their energies to creating work that sends a clear message – #voteremain is the only option.
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are both artists based in London. Scared by the prospect of a life outside of the EU, they’ve designed t-shirts bearing the slogan “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, a nod to the classic song written by Frank Loessner in the 1940s.
“My family escaped Europe before the holocaust,” says Broomberg. “I grew up in Africa, I learnt to be an artist in Italy and I’ve lived in England for 20 years. I feel at home in the world.” Tension is running high as both the #voteleave and #voteremain campaigns move into first gear, with midnight tonight the last opportunity to register to vote.
We hooked up with Broomberg and Chanarin and sent their t-shirts – made by Rapanui – to members of the Dazed family who want to make their voices heard and help convince young voters that a #voteremain is the right choice.
Wolfgang Tillmans, who created pro-Remain posters and recently penned an essay for Dazed passionately encouraging the UK to stay in the EU, also sent some t-shirts our way. Here are our models below, showing off their t-shirts and sending a cute reminder that it might just be cold out there.