Come Together Bandana
The Artist: Adam Nienow (Costa Mesa, CA)
Adam Nienow is an illustrator, animator, and graphic designer based in Costa Mesa, CA. Drawing on the sun-drenched scenery of his breezy beachside town, Adam's work weaves in vintage elements to create a clean, nostalgic, So-Cal style.
The Design: "Come Together"
With 362 of just over 1,000 official votes, Adam's design was the clear winner of our "Community Collection" design contest in June 2020. In Adam's words, his design submission was "inspired by the idea of everyone for once seeing eye-to-eye, and growing into who we need to be as human beings." Despite our divisions, "Come Together" is a reminder that we do all share commonalities as humans. We all have similar basic human motivations, and if we leave the space to listen to each other we might find more common ground than we expect.
The Charity: Color Of Change (Oakland, CA)
Adam's chosen charity is Color of Change, an Oakland-based online organization that campaigns to fight racial injustice.
Size: 21" x 21"
Wash: Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach