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The Wonderful Works of Andre Woolery

by dre of onustees.com on 24 April 2012

Woolery & His Artwork

A couple of months ago, a close friend referred me to a website featuring artwork of her former high school classmate… That classmate is Andre Woolery and this is his website, www.andrewooleryart.com.

Instantly, I was drawn into both the art and message in his works. The latest of his works features use of both paint and assortment of colorful tacks. The execution of merging the two is done really well… especially in the “Jay-Z: The Tackover” and “President Obama: Wet Paint” projects.

“Jay-Z: The Tackover”

President Obama “Wet Paint”

However, there was one piece that immediately rang out… By rang out… I mean as soon as I saw the work, I thought to myself… “Tax Refund!” As in, once I get around to doing my taxes and that good government check hits my bank account… I was placing my order. Like many Americans across the nation I waited until about the last moment to file… Thankfully, TurboTax doesn’t slack on the return… Once it hit, a couple of weeks ago, the order was submitted. To my surprise, Woolery’s art was at my doorstep in quick turnaround as well… and last week, this beautiful piece was delivered…

Erykah the Beautiful…

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah buddy! The final piece to my humble abode… Woolery’s “Erykah Badu” has rounded out my collection… (at least until I move into a larger place…) The 1st couple of days it was a gorgeous  surprise as I went about the pad… This past weekend, I had a gathering of sorts… and many of my friends raved about the work as much as I love it… A couple days after the arrival of Ms. Badu… a letter from Mr. Woolery was received… in which he details the awakening and revitalization if his work… along with a cool note about Andre(s) being awesome… (which is true… being one myself…) included were a number of business cards featuring some of his works… I am glad to say… I gave all of them out to those in attendance of the gathering… Well, all except the one with Badu on it… I may have the larger piece on the wall… but I’m keeping that card too! Badu… Badu… 😀

Now, I just got to see if he’s willing to do a collaboration with on.us.tees

Support great art!

Andre Woolery: www.andrewooleryart.comfacebook.com/AndreWooleryArttwitter.com/undre2g

Here are some pictures of the arrival…


Google’s Project Glass

by dre of onustees.com on 4 April 2012

Ok, I’m not sure why the brother is shirtless… but the glasses… yeah, let me get a pair… now.

Google just released the 1st video of their Project Glass endeavor… from what I gather it’s an attempt to create interactive eyewear… and yes, the specs look hella lame but the potential is AWESOME… (if anything in the video truly exists…)

Also, this is one step closer to providing a solution of being able to tell if folks are crazy just by looking at them…

Check out the video…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4]

Just as long as it’s iStuff compatible…


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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H.U. Pride Tee… Had to make one for the Capstone!!!

by dre of onustees.com on 31 August 2011

Entering 2011… one of my resolutions (aka The Do Better Goal List) was to create 3 new shirts that covered some of my loves… The first of the selected “loves” was captured with the creation of the Team #HAMSNACKS t-shirt… Professing my adoration for the Divine Swine… The 2nd chosen love was my appreciation of the beauty that is woman… thus the “Go Ladies” tribute t-shirt… Now, it’s time for the Alma Mater to get some love.
My father is a Bison… taught at Howard University… he also met his wife on the Capstone… So, it was pretty much a far-gone conclusion where I would be applying during my senior year in high school. Having grown up on campus… Playing soccer on the yard while in junior high… going to see concerts at Cramton Auditorium… (or at least trying to… Thanks, George Clinton… :-/ ) to getting my community service credit at the radio station at WHBC 830 AM… allowing me and my friends to host the current hip-hop and RnB artists… Even got a chance to interview 50 Cent… before he become 50 Cent and was just teaching us how to rob… all that took place before I stepped on the campus as a student. Did I mention my high school was directly across the street from H.U.? Well yeah… that along with the friends and lessons I’ve gained from my years at the Mecca… propelled me to make a shirt in honor of the best school in the land… H.U. …the REAL H.U.!!!  :-)




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