The star has designed a 'Peace' mug for charity
David Bowie has been getting arty in the name of charity, designing a personalised mug for charity artwork project, Whatever It Takes.
The singer’s artistic, personalised mug features a self-portrait and his interpretation of a symbol of hope conveys his message of ‘Peace Thru Art.’
Monies raised will be donated to Bowie’s choice of charities, including Trade Plus Aid and Save The Children.
Bowie is a supporter of Whatever It Takes, whose aim is to “sell merchandise with a meaning.” The charity gathers artwork from celebrities, each of them donating a symbol of hope, a self-portrait and a message of hope for the future. The artworks have been used to create clothing, tableware and ethical cosmetics.
Symbols of hope have previously been donated by Coldplay, Paul and Heather McCartney, Queen’s Brian May and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason.
In other Bowie news, he is curating the first High Line Festival, in the neighbourhood of the disused railway park of the same name, in New York, this May.
Bowie will headline the large outdoor concert, his first show in New York since 2003. He will also be picking newer artists appear throughout the festival. He told Billboard last year, “I’ve been particularly excited about seeking out emerging artists and giving them a place in a festival that will also feature some very well-known names.”
More details are expected to be announced soon.