Illustrator Ben O’Brien (aka Ben the Illustrator) is all about "bringing smiles" and a "positive, creative outlook" with his work, and after concerns over world leaders "turning their back on love" over the last year, he set out to redress the situation. 

Ben’s saving grace is Coup – a heart-felt initiative selling a selection of limited edition T-shirt prints to raise money for charities. Commissioned artists, who range from typographers to street artists, choose the charities. 

It’s been nearly a month since we got in touch with Ben about the launch of the project. He began with a design by Andy J Pizza (as seen here), and has since released “a bumper batch” of six T-shirts all in aid of children’s charities including Make-A-Wish, Tackle Africa and Unicef. Check out the artists, charities and T-shirt designs that have been released so far in this feature.

Image: T-shirt design by Andy J Pizza for ACLU. This design is no longer available for purchase.

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