NY/NJ COMMUNITEE PRE-ORDER
Designed by NY-based artist ZACH REYES
Bayside LS T-Shirt
100% Made in the USA
Silk screened in Brooklyn in small batches
PLEASE NOTE: Production will begin at the end of November and will be shipped out around mid/late-December.
*Option to pre-order as a bundle with our FIL-AM Business Directory Zine*
Zach Reyes is a graphic designer from Queens NY. He creates work based on his experiences as a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines and as part of the Filipinx diaspora. He creates products that help bring a little piece of the Philippines into homes, wherever that may be.
"I took the idea of area codes and phone numbers and tied it with how we communicated with family back home before FaceTime, Messenger, etc.
Phone cards can be found in almost every deli and bodega in New York City. I have fond memories when I was young of having to run to the closest deli just to buy a phone card so my mom can call relatives back in the Philippines.
There are “easter eggs” on the phone card, like the phone numbers being real numbers to Filipino businesses/restaurants from their respective city. The "PIN” behind the scratch off is the Philippines Independence Day “06121898”. The phone number directly under the PIN is the number to the Philippine Embassy in NYC. The text also talks about the diaspora and some statistics about OFWs and Filipinx part of the diaspora." - Zach Reyes