July 14, 2015
Mike Perry has been one of our biggest supporters since the day we launched the idea. A talented, brilliant and hard-working artist, but even more importantly, he’s an incredibly generous and kind person–a great example of the friends behind + POOL making it happen.
In support of our first annual Summer Pool Party, and in partnership with the kind people at Print All Over Me (our neighbors at NEW INC at the time), Mike created the first official swimsuit for + POOL. The design, appropriately titled ‘Splash,’, was printed all over (LOL) both a one-piece swimsuit, and swim trunks.
It was our first attempt at creating merch as a means of fundraising for + POOL, and we had no idea wildly popular they’d be. The suits sold out quick, and set the tone for our merch game moving forward.
In 2016, Mike doubled down, and created a full set of swimsuits, shirts, and towels for our inaugural year of the Summer Bluefish – our free swim program for 8-11 year olds in partnership with NYCHA and Sacred Heart.
Catch Mike’s work on Broad City, and just about everywhere else.