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GOOD Design Daily: Artecnica and Homeboy Team Up for Tote Bags

by Alissa Walker

January 29, 2011
Sometimes, it's not what you carry in your tote bag that matters, it's the message your tote bag carries. So how about choosing one with an inspirational quotation that keeps more than 12,000 young Angelenos off the streets and out of trouble every year?

The cotton tote bags were designed in collaboration with New York-based designer Alex Lin, with all artwork designed by a former gang member and printed at Homeboy's studio in Los Angeles. Five different messages grace the totes, all of which are famous quotes from Father Gregory Boyle, the inspirational founder of Homeboy Industries known to everyone—even Dr. Phil!—as Father Greg. His witty sayings—like "Nothing stops a bullet like a job" and "Hard work is easier than hard time"—are central to the Homeboy philosophy. And now they can be a part of your everyday errand-running philosophy as well. The bags will be available soon from Artecnica and A+R.
 

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GOOD Design Daily: Artecnica and Homeboy Team Up for Tote Bags