Sun Mu was born in North Korea and defected in the late 90's. Originally trained and used by the North Korean Army as a propaganda artist, he eventually made his escape and hid in China for three years. He now utilizes his paintings as a voice for the North Korean people.
He uses the pseudonym "Sun Mu" to avoid risking his family's safety back in North Korea. This name can be translated as "no divisions," which alludes to his hope for a united Korea.
This image comes from Sun Mu's painting titled OPEN, representing not only the regime's isolation of the North Korean people, but also the potential for change that exists when people are able to share information and ideas.
A portion of the proceeds from this shirt will go directly to Sun Mu, while the remaining portion will fund our work.
Screen printed on American Apparel tri-blend men's/unisex t-shirt (50% polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon). Click here for size chart.