New order Released a new “Blue Monday” themed t-shirt in support of mental health Charity CALM.
The new merchandise is the work of Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville and is based on the design of the band’s legendary 1983 truck.
Today (January 16th) is known as “Blue Monday”, widely regarded as the most depressing day of the year.
100% of the t-shirt proceeds go to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Pre-order here From today until February 17th.
New Order says about this shirt:
Saville adds: Ultimately, though, I wanted to use this as a vehicle to raise awareness and funding for CALM’s important work. Whether it’s Blue Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, if you’re struggling, we want people to know that CALM is by your side every day. ”
Commenting on the relationship with New Order, CALM CEO Simon Gunning said: From the first beat of the intro to perhaps his most iconic 12” sleeve of all time, millions have made him one of the most beloved tracks in British music history. The song draws you in instantly. do you feel? It fits perfectly with the support ethos of CALM.
“Thanks to New Order and Peter Saville for supporting us with such wonderful and creative ideas, CALM will always be by your side, whether it’s mid-January or any other day. We can send a clear message to thousands of people.”
Earlier this year, New Order Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris Appearing in Congress to Discuss Mental Health and Suicide Prevention on the 42nd anniversary of their death Joy Division Bandmate Ian Curtis.
During the discussion, Sumner recalled Curtis’ final years and how difficult it was to spot signs of depression. I thought I had an epilepsy problem,” Sumner said, describing the frontman as a “normal” and “easygoing guy.” “His lyrics were a bit dark to say the least, but when Ian was with us rehearsing every day, he had a good laugh.
“I see a lot of pictures of Ian from that time, many of which are of him holding his head. Those pictures were taken two weeks before he died. was.”
Sumner went on to explain how attitudes toward depression and breaking down stigma around mental health have progressed since Curtis’ death. [suicide attempts] It was a cry for help, but it really wasn’t,” he said. “It’s serious as hell and should be taken seriously.”