ŏn.us.tees – 1 for Trayvon

by dre of onustees.com on 2 April 2012

Late Friday night, the mood struck to send Gede, ŏn.us.tees artist, a weekend project request… Up until that moment, I hadn’t yet done my* tribute to Trayvon Martin’s memory and family… I have several hoodies but hadn’t taken a picture… Nor did I attend any rallies or protests… While working on revamping the ŏn.us.tees website… The tribute became clear…

I quickly wrote Gede a summary of the Martin situation… I didn’t mention race… simply stated facts… An unarmed teen was shot and killed by an adult… who has yet to be charged… in support of his family and to hopefully bring charges against gunman, people were donning hoodies…

Gede, lives in Bali, Indonesia… I asked had the news reached him… he replied that he wasn’t aware of the incident but would Google it after work and have something for me soon…

Let me recap…

  • Gede lives in Indonesia
  • Didn’t know of Trayvon Martin
  • Only told high-level facts by me… (i.e. – young kid shot by adult… no charges…)
  • Went out and did research on his own…

This is what he replied with…

As usual, Gede hits it right on the head… click to download full artwork…

Additionally, he sent over a wallpaper that he’s currently using on his computer…

Once again… homerun… click to download full artwork…

The response on the designs have been very good… Folks have asked will this be on a t-shirt… The immediate answer is “Not at this time…”

The purpose of the design request wasn’t to make money off of the tragedy… simply to pay tribute in our own way…

However, if the feedback continues… there may be a limited run of shirts where portions of profit would be donated to a cause in Trayvon’s name…

Stay tuned for that…

Until then…

“Wear hoodie, sip iced tea, live free.”

– dre’ of ŏn.us.tees

 

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