New Order Release ‘Blue Monday’ T-Shirt In Support Of Mental Health Charity CALM
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A statement on the New Order website reads, “Available for a limited time only, legendary Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville has designed a limited edition T-shirt in aid of suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) featuring the iconic design from New Order’s momentous track – Blue Monday.
“Using the colour code that featured on the 12 inch sleeve and video, the T-shirt carries the message ‘16th January’ – a nod to the myth that has now become widely regarded as the most depressing day of the year – Blue Monday.
“New Order are ambassadors of CALM, and to find out more about more about the charity or for help and advice head to thecalmzone.net
“Warner Music UK Ltd will donate £10 per t-shirt to Campaign Against Living Miserably.”
New Order said of the shirt: “We are proud to be ambassadors for CALM and honoured to be using Blue Monday to help raise awareness for the brilliant work they do to support millions of people struggling with their mental health.”
Saville added: “ It’s a bit tongue and cheek launching a commemorative Blue Monday tee on Monday 16th January. But ultimately we wanted to use this as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds for CALM’s important work. Whether you’re having a Blue Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, we want people to know that CALM is there for you every day if you’re struggling.”
CALM CEO Simon Gunning said: “Blue Monday has been on repeat since 1983 for a generation of music lovers. From the first beat of the intro, to perhaps the most iconic 12” sleeve of all time, millions of people are instantly drawn into what has rightly become one of the best-loved tracks in British music history – and that memorable opening line ‘How does it feel?’ fits perfectly into CALM’s ethos of support.
“To have New Order and Peter Saville, to support us with such a brilliantly creative idea we will reach thousands of people with the clear message that whether it’s the middle of January or any other day, CALM is always here for you.”