Style Statement: Stop Snitchin’ Bears


“About a year and a half ago, I was talking to a police officer in Downtown Crossing when six little kids walked by and started singing this chant, like, ‘He’s a snitch, she’s a snitch,’” says Jamaica Plain artist Ben Durrell. “It was a real feeling of innocence lost. Those children became these bears—cute, but with an aggressive tagline. They remind us that just because our lives are clean and we don’t break the law, it doesn’t mean we don’t all have the same issues going on. They’re just manifested differently.”

Limited-edition ceramic bears, $30 each, Vessel; bendurrell.com.