“The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance,
born of the Neanderthal age of biology.”
― Rachel Carson
Fifty years ago, on September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, a culture-crashing exposure of chemical pollutants and their impact on Earth’s ecosystems. Carson’s book examined thirty-five birds species threatened with extinction due to chemical biocides, including organo-chlorines such as DDT. Continue reading
T-shirts hold a unique place in Greenpeace campaigns, as they not only sum up our work in a creative and visual way, but even when looked at in isolation they tell crucial stories. They help to create iconic images, speak when those wearing them cannot, and otherwise help unify people behind a common goal.
Greenpeace Japan has collected over 180 shirts from other offices around the world. This exhibition is just a glimpse at some of the shirts that have helped shape our campaigns over 30-plus years.