Bear with me on this one. It's long...
The idea for this shirt came to me when I was in Japan and took note of the Peace Poles at most of the temples there and how the idea of peace prevailing on Earth went hand in hand with the often Anarchist saying that "another world is possible". I thought about the different ways in which we seek peace and how it is not always a clear path but, for many people, the goal is peaceful equality.
This shirt shows two different ways people make their voice heard. It features a late 60s photo of people with a vision of a different world in Washington Park, NYC on the front and members of the Zengakuren clashing with police in Tokyo on the back. "Of central concern to the Zengakuren was American military presence in the region, and many of the most violent clashes occurred in demonstrations against the Vietnam War." Both images are juxtaposed with the saying that is somewhat superficially incongruent with the image... but still rings true.
We have 49 of these shirts and $5 from the sale of each of these will go to Mutual Aid Alliance Portland to support their work. We will post receipts on our instagram for transparency as we donate.
Printed on White 100% Cotton Heavyweight shirts. Front image is in Seafoam. Back Image is Bright Salmon. Runs true to size.