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Special Edition gifts with artwork designed by Bob & Roberta Smith now on sale

The National Campaign for the Arts has launched an exclusive new range of gifts by one of Britain’s most admired contemporary artists just in time for Christmas.

These Special Edition products feature artwork by Bob & Roberta Smith, whose slogan art is internationally-renowned and respected. The range includes everything from cufflinks, mugs, and posters, to t-shirts, aprons and shopping bags.

Bob and Roberta Smith’s best known works include Make Art Not War which is part of the Tate Collection. Bob and Roberta Smith see art as an important element in democratic life. Much of their art takes the form of painted signs. Central to Bob and Roberta Smith’s thinking is the idea that campaigns are extended art works which include a variety of consciousness raising artefacts.

Bob and Roberta Smith commented, “I am very pleased to be able to donate my artwork to the National Campaign for the Arts in this way, and I hope people like being able to show their support of the organisation’s work by buying these gifts for family and friends this Christmas.”

Also available in the shop is a range of products with the charity’s new logo, created by London-based agency, Cog Design.

All profit from the sale of these products goes directly towards activities undertaken by the NCA, including publishing the forthcoming edition of the Arts Index and campaigns such as Local Heroes and the Hearts for the Arts awards.

Donations can also be made directly to the charity at its website, www.forthearts.org.uk.