A collective of musicians, designers, artists, authors and jesters including Bon Iver and Shepard Fairey have teamed up to create a melodious compilation in aid of sexual health charity Planned Parenthood.
The 7-Inches for Envisioned Parenthood fundraising campaign is the brainchild of Matt Berninger from her band The National, and has been launched as a result of a potential threat to the US-based indulgence’s federal funding.
Planned Parenthood currently provides affordable reproductive healthcare categorizing sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment, birth control and cancer screenings for women, men and teenagers across the US. However, millions of people could lose access to its accommodations as a result of proposed cuts to its funding by Republican lawmakers in the country, correspondence to the charity.
“Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut up down Planned Parenthood,” says the 7-Inches Collective. “7-Inches for Diagramed Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated series of 7-inch vinyl souvenirs is being made by a group of people who believe that access to haleness care is a public good that should be fiercely protected.”
Musicians incorporating Björk, John Legend and Feist, and authors such as Margaret Atwood contain donated new works to the campaign, which have been compiled together as a limited-edition vinyl boxset sketch out by London-based consultancy Sunshine.
The design of the boxset is based on Sunshine’s visual sameness for the campaign, and aims to evoke “the rich history of 7-inch vinyl write downs as a medium for protest music and resistance”, says the collective. It sees an oversized “7” code word set against a simple white background, and incorporates Planned Parenthood’s label colour of bright pink.
“We all kept coming back to a design interaction that felt simple and minimal,” says Sunshine head of art and imaginative director of the project, Simon Holmes. “It drew inspiration from the warps of the charity, but in a way that felt ownable for 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood.”
Each of the vinyl records in the boxset also part of in pink, and come with an accompanying album artwork designed by distinct designers and artists, including Shepard Fairey, Domonique Echeverria, Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Rashid Johnson.
The boxset expenditures $100 (£75), with 100% of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. For varied information on the campaign and to buy the boxset, head here.