RETRO STYLE - WORLD TOUR “PEACE” TSHIRT….
As a graphic designer I thought how can I contribute towards change. To often in verbal or internet discussion(s), disagreements occur. So why not simply wear what I believe in, so others can see.
As a child of the sixties I watched peaceful demonstration's from people who protested war, corrupt politicians, and the right to live in a responsible society where all people(s) were equal. No violence, no racism. They were called society misfits, long haired hippies, ...yet worked to sustain their life, free of financial greed, offering love and peace to even their enemies. They wore Peace shirts and the Peace symbols. Sometimes we miss simple solutions to the greater problem."It is still a state of mind". The shirt resembles a concert tour shirt: how many people have gone to their favorite entertainers concert, then bought a shirt as a souvenir of the concert, entertainer, year and the tour cities displayed? Remember John Lennons protest for Peace? His lifetime friend Ringo to this day, without words spoken, shows the two finger Peace sign. I wish I was rich enough for everyone to wear this shirt, but I am not. However, a portion of proceeds will be donated to a charity that has proven to aid others in need. This is my vow. As the shirt campaign progresses, I will post on my twitter account: @tholt8 to what charity proceeds have been donated. Suggestions are welcome. Wear the shirt, smile to all, and give the two finger Peace sign...commitment to positive change. Study the message: World Peace; Free Admission; Unlimited Seating. And at your leisure: Google some of the towns and cities displayed on the shirt - get to know your neighbors.
I will be designing a series of shirts, with the same commitment for positive change in mind. If we all try to do "something" for positive change... then "something" good can happen. I chose Represent.com for the shirt production for the following reasons: quality digital print; audited each month for quality production; have been certified and used by such outfits as Disney and the NFL, Seth Rogen and Ronda Rousey ; shirts are printed with lead free inks/ecofriendly (however as any apparel shipped via mail, upon delivery wash in cold water (mild soap) and let hang to dry); Represent also has a strict policy ensuring that they work with shirt producers and suppliers who have fair labor and social responsibility pricing. Available in short/long sleeve tshirts or Hoodie – Check select style drop down when placing order.
If you have suggestions of "proven" responsible charities who we can contribute to.. please contact me through Twitter account. Obviously the more sales, the more can be donated, so I ask you to spread the word. But above all, when purchasing the shirt, remember: "The shirt message is only as strong as the person wearing the shirt". PEACE to you, family and friends.