Angry Dan ponders his place in the universe with The Big Issue Shop

The contemporary artist has teamed up with our #WEARABIGISSUE brand to make more than just a fashion statement

It’s fun to ponder the big questions.

Ever sat and considered the meaning of life? What came first – the chicken or the egg? Or even, are we alone in the universe?

Angry Dan breast tee

Contemporary artist Angry Dan has turned his mind to awe-inspiring quandaries like these with his Pale Blue Dot limerick:

“When will our ill-fated race,

Accept with humble embrace,

All that we’ve got,

Is this pale blue dot,

Suspended in infinite space?”

And that pale blue dot has inspired a t-shirt our #WEARABIGISSUE fashion brand, which features art apparel that aims to make more than fashion statement.

As the London-based artist Angry Dan explains: “As a cultural point of reference, the ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is a famous photo of earth, taken from the Voyager 1 space probe in 1990. It’s supposed to mark a profound point in the understanding of our place in the universe, and has been the subject of many philosophical discussions.”


If you pay for the magazine you should always take it. Vendors are working for a hand up, not a handout.

Available now exclusively in The Big Issue Shop, this limited-edition t-shirt is available in two styles – a breast pocket option or a full-size design to really help you get the message out there. It is printed on EarthPositive® materials which have been created solely out of wind and solar power. And on the back there is the #WEARABIGISSUE mantra with helpful advice and instructions to care for the world around you.

Angry Dan logo tee

So they’ll keep the pale blue dot spinning for just a bit longer. And, best of all, proceeds from every sale will go towards The Big Issue’s mission to dismantle poverty, helping vendors with a hand up, not a hand out.

The only big question left to answer is: when are you going to treat yourself to a t-shirt?