BNE is a world famous graffiti artist who gained much of his attention from doing a very large scale DIY sticker campaign spanning across the globe. BNE has been an active and prolific graffiti writer since the early 90’s, know strictly as a graffiti bomber, which means mostly using stickers, tags, and throw-ups to get your name up, illegally (don’t confuse him with any of these ‘street artists’). I respect BNE immensely as a writer, but the main focus of doing this post is to shed some light on BNE’s latest project, BNE Water Foundation which is a non-profit organization started in 2011 as an effort to supply clean, safe drinking water and sanitation to people in poverty stricken and undeveloped areas in countries around the world.
“We are a global movement dedicated to bringing clean, safe water, and sanitation to people living in extreme poverty. About one billion people right now do not have access to clean drinking water. 42,000 people die every week due to unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions. 90% of these deaths are children under five years old. It’s unconscionable that we allow this to go on. Join us and be part of the solution.”
BNE is using his name and voice to do something positive with the exposure he has gained for himself through tireless nights of hard work hitting the streets. This is a project that I thoroughly support, and if you do too you are now able to make a donation to the foundation through the website. You can also (for the first time ever) purchase BNE sticker packs for $20 to help support the cause, and in the near future purchase original, one of a kind art from a wide range of artist from their online gallery (the online gallery is coming soon). Show your support to this great cause by making a donation, or by simply spreading the word. Head over to BNE Water for all the info.