The goal of the project is to collect and donate money to the Ukrainian UNICEF Foundation which is helping children and their mothers to survive the war that Russia started in Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
The refugee crisis in Ukraine is so massive that it’s hard to fully grasp. More than 9 million Ukrainians have already been forced to flee to other countries, and half of them are children. Many more have been displaced within the country with a lack of the necessities of life — all of them are in desperate need of medical and humanitarian help.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of these decks will be donated to UNICEF’s Ukraine Emergency Fund, which will help supply safe water, sanitation, medical aid, and healthcare services to the region.
All the decks were manufactured by Generator Distribution in California and generously donated to the project.
Andriy Boyar is a skateboarder, visual artist, and editor-in-chief of ZIRKA. His graphic features 10 places of cultural significance to Ukraine that were destroyed by the Russian army, across the 10 cities most affected by the war during the first months of the full-scale Russian invasion.
Below, in his own words, are the meaning behind each illustration on the graphic:
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