Prospect Park Alliance x Pratt Institute x BK Industries Collection Now On Sale
August 1, 2017
Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Industries release Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Commemorative T-shirts, designed by students in Pratt Institute’s Graduate Communications Design Department.
In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Industries and Prospect Park Alliance partnered with Pratt Institute’s Graduate Communications Design Department to design and produce Prospect Park t-shirts that feature original illustrations from Pratt Institute students. All items in the collection were printed locally at Gowanus Print Lab.
Several classes from Pratt’s Graduate Communications Design Department participated in a design competition, with the top two designs going to print. Inspired by Brooklyn’s largest green space, these two designs focus on the inhabitants of our Borough’s beloved park.
A common pit stop for migratory birds in addition to its permanent residents, the park sees over 200 species of fowl pass through every year. Student Gang Lu commemorates the Park’s 150th with a typography based rendering of a feathered friend.
Did you know Prospect Park is home to one of the last populations of chipmunks in Brooklyn? Student Maria Gracia Echeverria takes an overlooked critter and adds a healthy dose of whimsy to create this eye-catching children’s design. Available in Onesie and Toddler styles.
Finalists Nivedita Kekre, Jessie Garner, Shashan Chen, and Stephin Hsu all received honorable mentions for their outstanding designs.
This limited edition capsule collection is now on sale online, and will be available at Brooklyn Industries’ 7th Avenue location starting Tuesday, August 8. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Prospect Park Alliance.