Yuk Fun and a gang of illustrators are raising money for Stop Asian Hate charities

The indie label raffled off lovely illustrated goods, and continues to invite donations to the campaign following the events in Atlanta and a global rise in racially motivated hate crime towards the Asian community.

Date
18 March 2021
Reading Time
3 minute read

Yuk Fun, an independent label making illustrated apparel and products, are running a campaign to support Stop Asian Hate charities. Lucy Cheung and Patrick Gildersleeves run the label out of Portslade-by-Sea, and teamed up with 15 illustrators to raise awareness of anti-Asian hate crimes that have been occurring since the start of the pandemic.

The campaign kicked off with a raffle, with donators in with a chance of winning products designed by the East Asian and South East Asian artists. These are Yoyo the Ricecorpse, Matt Nguyen of Jolly Awesome & PaperboyLily KongDefinitely JennyRosi ToothTakayo AkiyamaHolly St ClairWendy WongSeekan HuiWai Wai PangMaggie LiAlex Maglalang BarrowTilly BarkerJames D Wilson, as well as the Yuk Fun duo themselves.

The team has achieved 76 per cent of its £8000 goal and is looking for more people to donate to the campaign, which is raising funds for charities supporting the Asian community in the UK and Myanmar. These include End the Virus of Racism, the London Chinese Community CentreKanlungan (Empowering Filipino Migrants), Centre 151 (supporting the Vietnamese, Laotian & Cambodian community in London) and Zigway (providing food support to families in Myanmar during the current political instability). “And hopefully more if we raise enough money,” says the duo.

You can donate via Yuk Fun’s ko-fi page, and check out more of the studio’s work on its website.

GalleryYuk Fun: Stop Asian Hate campaign

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Copyright © Yoyo the Ricecorpse, 2021

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Wendy Wong: Shape of a Person (Copyright © Wendy Wong, 2021)

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Copyright © Rosi Tooth, 2021

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Copyright © Definitely Jenny, 2021

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Lily Kong: Imagine running around like mad (Copyright © Lily Kong, 2021)

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