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Wikipedia now has its own streetwear apparel

All of the proceeds will go to the Wikimedia Foundation.

In a most bizarre move, Wikipedia has teamed up with Los Angeles-based clothing brand Advisory Board Crystals to launch their own streetwear collection.

Having debuted last August 15, the ‘Abc. x Wikipedia’ collection features a white long-sleeved tee with the words ‘Wikipedia’ and ‘Internet Master’. The back, meanwhile, is emblazoned with the site’s puzzle-globe logo – which was created by Paul Stansifer in a design competition in 2003.

The Wikimedia Foundation logo can also be seen on the left-hand sleeve, together with red and white info sewn on using red thread.

UPDATE: For those that missed our story, we will be re-releasing more Wikipedia x Abc. shirts in the near future. The goal is to raise as much money as possible to support the cause. Stay tuned 🔮 ADVISORY: 100% of the proceeds from this shirt go to the Wikimedia Foundation in their effort to support @Wikipedia. Introducing; Advisory Board Crystals x @wikipedia Conceptually, one element of the shirts design is represented through appropriation. Combined elements of familiar visual language from the internet and Abc. specific “information related” details create our first iteration of the physical representation of Wikipedia. @Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation provides the essential infrastructure for free knowledge. They host Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world, as well as many other vital community projects. Knowledge is power and awareness is survival. In addition to being a large source of inspiration and information for our projects, Wikipedia leads us to a place in which you can imagine a world where every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Free information is a privilege. One of the ideals of the Abc. Studio is that there are many ways to save the world. As a nonprofit, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundations related free knowledge projects are powered primarily through donations. Help us keep knowledge free.

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According to Advisory Board Crystals, the clothing piece is the “first iteration of the physical representation of Wikipedia.”

“Free information is a privilege. One of the ideals of the Advisory Board Crystals is that there are many ways to save the world. As a nonprofit, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation’s related free knowledge projects are powered primarily through donations. Help us keep knowledge free,” the brand said.

“Knowledge is power and awareness is survival. In addition to being a large source of inspiration and information for our projects, Wikipedia leads us to a place in which you can imagine a world where every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.”

You can buy the tee, priced at US$85 (AUS$115), here.

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