NEW YORK, May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A creative collective of artists based in New York and London are connecting over their shared desire to use art and music to change today's fragmented international political climate. The Dozens Collective, now part of the New York-based creative-technology incubator Floreo Labs, started as a streetwear fashion brand that has since grown into a design agency full of creatives using their artwork to speak truth to power.
In their latest activation, the Chicago-founded art collective is taking over Kinfolk 94 in Williamsburg on May 2 to bring their artistic activism to the world stage. Born from the creative minds of Floreo Labs founders Cameron Flowers and Kheperah Ray, two creative-technologists using their creative-tech skills to transform the world, The Dozens aims to use art, tech and fashion to educate active youth about the benefits of global political awareness. Together with Luna Legacy, a music-minded community of conscious artists, advocates and activists from London, the two groups are connecting this spring on Smoke + Apple, a creative showcase designed to nurture a positive impact on global communities by helping them raise political awareness through music events, creative pop-ups, political awareness campaigns, artistic collaborations and many more cross-cultural artistic events.
"Hip-Hop is an infinite source of creativity, positivity and education internationally," insists Cameron Flowers. "It has been a powerful influence in our design work and we want to inspire the next generation to continue to use the genre's creative power in a positive way, rooted in global awareness."
The true power and ideals of this creative international partnership will be commemorated in the showcase of performing artists based on both sides of "the pond," as well as a new collection of The Dozens-branded media, apparel and accessories, available on location at Kinfolk 94 during the show and for a limited time on The Dozens website. With design details that link their roots in Chicago streetwear and skater culture and custom graphics and provocative educational messages made by Flowers and Ray themselves, the collection will take on the same cool vibes, internationalism and socially active themes one should expect of their showcase in Brooklyn on May 2.
About Floreo Labs
Floreo Labs is a creative-technology laboratory building a diverse and inclusive ecosystem for individuals and companies developing holistic, community-oriented technological solutions worldwide. Founded by creative-technologists Cameron Flowers and Kheperah Ray in 2019, the Lab has designed products, educational programming and business solutions rooted in their values of open education, humane technology and community empowerment. The Lab boasts a growing portfolio of in-house projects and organizations supporting their mission such as The Dozens creative design agency, the Tech | Hustle | Culture ® brand, podcast and conference, as well as numerous software and hardware products they've developed alongside creative groups of artists, researchers, developers and cultural influencers.
About The Dozens
The Dozens, a Floreo Labs company, is a creative design agency, artist collective and streetwear apparel brand. The Dozens authentic collections are sold globally and feature designs inspired to stimulate political dialogue and social activism through art. The Dozens also creates music and digital media using technology as a catalyst for emphasizing their message of "Free Expression, Free Speech and Free People" around the world. The Dozens brand promotes an active lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists as well as co-sponsored progressive events and platforms such as Tech | Hustle | Culture®.
About Luna Legacy
Luna Legacy is a music-minded community of conscious artists, advocates and activists based in the United Kingdom. Through their Anthology, events and management streams, they build connections and support artists in reclaiming their own identities and reimagining their own stories. Their Anthology is a digital safe space through which global communities can speak into the chaos of hate, discrimination, limitation and polarisation to challenge old tribalisms in favour of a new wave of dialogue, self-representation and enlightenment.
The Dozens Logo
Logo for The Dozens Creative, a Subsidiary of Floreo Labs
Smoke + Apple Artist Showcase NY
Smoke + Apple Artist Showcase Produced by The Dozens and Luna Legacy: the invasion of the USA by the British, where artists from England will be performing on USA soil since the War of Independence.
Cameron Flowers and Kheperah Ray
Co-Founders of The Dozens, a Creative Artistic Company
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