September 29, 2020

Will I see the people who made me again?

Gavin Reid

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T-ShirtGrandparent Mughshots, 2020L

I was really looking forward to visiting my Grandparents that live in Berlin, but for obvious reasons, I couldn’t go see them this year. I found their old passport photos in a drawer, and I knew it would make a great t-shirt. I knew it would make the family laugh, bring us together. I knew it would perplex and engage strangers and friends. My favourite engagement is that a friend I hadn’t seen in a long while thought they were serial killer mugshots and then they went into a spiral of heartfelt apologises not knowing who they were and not taking on board that I was far from offended.