To all you adults who love rising walls, building barriers and drawing frontiers: our houses might be small, but the Universe is our home. The sky is a flag we can all relate to. Can you see those stars over there? That’s you and me. We? Cosmos! Let’s twinkle!
Bobo Choses’ Autumn/Winter 2019-20 collection looks at the story of Benny Benson, the 13-year-old Chignik boy who entered a contest for designing the flag for the Territory of Alaska in 1927. He looked to the sky for inspiration, choosing the familiar constellation he looked for every night before going to sleep at the orphanage. Benny’s design was chosen over 700 other submissions to represent the future of the Alaska Territory to the present days.
Like Benny did once, we also looked up to the sky to discover that there’s a flag that links to all of us, the Universe.
BENNY BENSON. Jesse Lee Home album; Anchorage Museum, B1978.180.131 →
BENNY BENSON. Jesse Lee Home album; Anchorage Museum, B1978.180.131 ↓
At Bobo Choses, as much as we love to create new exciting worlds for both kids and grown-ups, we would like to make the world a better place to live in.
We work constantly to achieve a sustainable production of our collections, but at the same time we believe in the power that kids have to understand, act and transform, even more than adults. The protection of the environment is a responsibility, but we can protect it while we have fun.
Dedicated to all those kids who know we are all made of stars.