State University of Free Education Fund
A DESIGN BRAND DEDICATED TO THE ADVOCACY FOR STUDENT DEBT RELIEF AND EDUCATION REFORM
11.16.2020 - DJ4Animals is launching a capsule of reworked university styles referencing the designer’s history with student debt after a four-year stint attending NYU.
The capsule features select works brandishing his signature “FREE EDUCATION” mark in an effort to bring awareness to the conversation surrounding rising tuition costs and widespread sentiment of the institution/degree, as a measure of socio-economic status.
As graduates step into the “real world” and shed their collegiate skins, debt begins to occupy the mental space once reserved for dreaming. SUFE asks why have we normalized entering post-graduate life in a financial deficit and how progress can be made to rework these narratives? Seeking a shift in mindset, SUFE creates a collective that enables individuals to utilize their education to focus on enacting positive change, instead of just merely surviving.
The collection is the first offering under the designer’s grassroots organization SUFE Fund; offering student’s financial mentorship as well as resources, grounded in the philosophy that higher education should be accessible and affordable to everyone.
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PROMISSORY NOTE HOODIES
Made from an assortment of vintage college jerseys carefully stitched together to create a patchwork design sitting atop a hoodie base.
SUFE PRINTED T-SHIRT
Following the hoodie design, using vintage college jerseys to patchwork design screenprinted onto t-shirt