20 September 2012 - 2:59pm | posted by | 0 comments

From apps to knickers and necklaces - Vote for your favourite Pussy Riot designs and we'll make the best

The Drum challenged the creative industry to do its bit for Pussy Riot - and you responded in your droves.

Last month we called on designers to come up with ideas for merchandise which could be sold to raise money for the stricken band's appeal fund - and we have been swamped with ideas from the UK and Russia ranging from apps to knickers and even jewellery and condoms.

Now we want you to help us decide which ideas we should have manufactured for real.

You have until Friday 28 September to vote and then we'll turn the most popular pieces into real products, with all the money we make from their sale going towards helping Pussy Riot find freedom.

Voting has now closed.

Creative Review: 

Facemasks

Facemasks

These Pussy Riot facemasks, created by TMW copywriter Kat Clapham, would be available in the colours of the band's balaclavas with names such as Freedom, Justice and Expression.

Imprison a Generation

Imprison a Generation

Marcus Gibb and Jordan Brown, final year creative advertising undergraduates at Newcastle College, designed this poster based on the London 2012 motto 'Inspire a Generation'. "We thought it was appalling that our generation has been denied the right to free speech," they said.

Holes t-shirt

Holes t-shirt

Russian designer Alexey Mikhailov suggested this 'authentic, individual and easy to manafacture' t-shirt idea.

Angry Bitches game

Angry Bitches game

Turn Key's designer Carl Holderness decided to go down the App route to appeal to a greater market – this fun and quirky take on Angry Birds gives users the chance to take control of the 'slinkyshot' aiming directly at the enemy to take them down. Each level gives user the chance to gain special powers to unleash 'pussy power'.

Necklace

Necklace

Anton Burmistrov designed a range of clothing and jewellery including this necklace.

T-shirt

T-shirt

By Anton Burmistrov

Jesus poster

Jesus poster

The Pussy Riot girls find another high-profile supporter in this provocative poster created by Dominic Pickard at CAB Studios

Stickers

Stickers

In the spirit of punk rock, designer Tom Hobbs at CAB Studios suggested these stickers which band members could apply to their guitars or amps to show solidarity to the cause.

Furry Cups

Furry Cups

Caroline Petrie and Andy Fenton suggested selling hot drinks in the street in furry cups. These would come in a variety of colours like the girls' balaclavas and could even be turned into mugs.

'Free Pussy' poster

'Free Pussy' poster

Frank & Alf at Alf Collective designed this no-nonsense poster

Russian dolls

Russian dolls

Frank & Alf also came up with the idea of turning the punk rockers into Russian dolls

Putin t-shirt

Putin t-shirt

Mark Jermyn designed this t-shirt featuring Russian president Vladimir Putin

Russian poster

Russian poster

Designed by G Alexandrov

Army knife

Army knife

Gerasim Kuznetsov suggested a range of products including this one based on a Swiss army knife

Lighter

Lighter

By Gerasim Kuznetsov

Vest

Vest

By Gerasim Kuznetsov

Russian poster

Russian poster

By Anton Litvin

'Stand up and go' poster

'Stand up and go' poster

By Anton Litvin

Knickers

Knickers

Kat Bellatti, a junior graphic designer from the UK, designed these cheeky knickers which she said were a play on the phrase 'Free Pussy'.

'No Pussies - No Games'

'No Pussies - No Games'

Boris Berezovsky, Vitaly Tchircov and Michael Sheitelman use their poster to call for a boycott of the Moscow 2014 Olympics

Free Pussy Riot poster

Free Pussy Riot poster

Neil Wright, senior art director at Osborne Nash, designed these posters

Pussy Riot vs Lolcats

Pussy Riot vs Lolcats

Nick Craske's poster mashes up Pussy Riot with internet meme Lolcats

'Knit your own'

'Knit your own'

Make your own Pussy Riot balaclava with these knitting needles created by Phil Regan at The Partnership Agency in Jersey.

Mask

Mask

Scare your friends with this Putin mask dreamt up by Pol Mestres, an art director at Young & Rubicam Barcelona.

Poster

Poster

Raphael and friend Lucy designed this awareness-raising poster for a Brighton clubnight.

Canvas

Canvas

This typographical canvas is the work of Rob Green, art director at LHM

'Don't give up the fight'

'Don't give up the fight'

Naked Penguin Boy founder Rob Heasley used his poster to urge supporters of the campaign to stay strong.

Tights

Tights

These colourful tights were designed by Ross Muir and Stewart Allan. Ross said: "I was in Barcelona when the band were sentenced and their supporters were campaigning outside the Sagrada Familia, I was already familiar with their plight so it was fascinating to find out more. I couldn't help but notice the colourful tights that went with the balaclavas so this product and packaging struck me as appropriate."

'Knit your own...'

'Knit your own...'

Simon Attwater, the group creative director at LBi, sent in this knitting suggestion.

Balaclava

Balaclava

A new take on the Pussy Riot balaclava from Steve Robertson, junior creative designer at Sowden & Sowden.

Projection

Projection

Probably the most radical idea we received was this from Steve Robertson, who suggested projecting a film of the Pussy Riot girls performing on stage onto the Russian Embassy in London.

Panties

Panties

Tom Reas designed Pussy Riot panties with a label supporting the campaign.

Condoms

Condoms

Veniamin Matunin suggested a range of colourful condoms.

T-shirt pattern

T-shirt pattern

And finally, NHS designer William Watson thought this pattern would look good on a t-shirt.

Thanks for all your entries and don't forget to cast your vote before 28 September.

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