New Order and Peter Saville launch new ‘Blue Monday’ t-shirt to raise money for CALM

New Order press shot, 2023
New Order (Photo: Warren Jackson)

New Order have released a new ‘Blue Monday’-themed t-shirt for the second year running to raise money for mental health charity CALM.

Saville, the man behind the artwork for iconic Factory Records releases such as Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, has joined with the band to mark what is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year.

Last year’s offering saw New Order and Saville unveil a t-shirt based on the design for the band’s 1983 track of the same name. In 2024, a similar design has been used once more, but it is emblazoned with the track lyric ‘How does it feel?’

Fans can buy the t-shirts here for £25, with £10 from each going to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

New Order said: “Starting a conversation with somebody could be the most important conversation that person ever has. It could be life-changing. So with ‘how does it feel’ we felt, as CALM ambassadors, we had the perfect lyric and message to get out there on the 2024 edition of the CALM Blue Monday t-shirts that Peter Saville has so beautifully designed. And knowing that all the money raised will help make sure CALM are there for even more people who are struggling makes it even more powerful.”

Campaign Against Living Miserably CEO Simon Gunning added: “Blue Monday is a track that transcends generations and one I’ve always loved – with the opening line ‘How does it feel’ resonating with me and so many people. The track and the meaning behind perfectly aligns with the work we do at CALM to help shred the stigma of suicide and offering support to those struggling. Mental health affects us all and we know that one in five will have suicidal thoughts in their lifetime.

“We’re so proud to work with Peter Saville and New Order – the t-shirts are a brilliantly creative idea that will reach people with the clear message that no matter the day or how you’re feeling – help is there.”