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I was at my print studio last night and was shocked when I heard from a friend that Michael Jackson had passed away. "How could it be?" I pondered. "Fifty, fifty, fifty," echoed in my head. Too young.

I went home and spent hours surfing the web, contemplating the fragility of life while listening to his music. As a child, I remember listening to ABC during Saturday morning cartoons, attempting the moonwalk, the fear and awe of Thriller, his ubiquitous white glove, the Neverland Ranch...

This is my tribute to the King of Pop. The design is hand-printed to an ultra soft 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton shirt. You can't get any more soft or organic than this! The ink is like a dye and actually soaks into the fibers leaving no feeling of ink, just the soft shirt fibers.

Product:
• 70% bamboo
• 30% organic cotton jersey (4.4 oz. for unisex style, and 3.4 oz. for women's style)
• machine wash cold, hang dry
• 2 hand-printed layers (one main front design, and branding on bottom back corner)

Sizes:
Women's S (0-4), M (6-8), L (8-10)
Men's (UNISEX) S, M, L, XL

Note: Each shirt is hand-printed by me without the use of machines, so slight imperfections will exist.

Shipping: This is a *custom* order and is printed upon purchase, thus it may take up to 5 days to ship. The shirt is gift-wrapped in a sheet of whimsical silkscreened paper, and shipped via First Class USPS mail (arrives in 3 days domestically or 5-10 to Europe) with delivery confirmation in a sturdy whimsical cardboard envelope.

I do NOT accept Paypal's eCheck option. Please, see 'shop policies' section for more details. Thanks.

Please, specify desired men's or women's size in notes section upon checkout.

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While this is ultimately both a design and a product whose sale will earn profits, I want buyers to know that $10. from the sale of each shirt will go towards painting the village school and community center where I lived and worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cape Verde from 2001-03. Neither building has been painted since I was last there, and there is obviously a need to improve its condition given the community usage. While villagers always contribute labor for its completion, they are subsistence farmers with little disposable income.

While the cause is not directly related to his music, Hortelao is a village where music is both heard and created. For general photos:
http:\/\/www.angelfire.com\/home\/elektra\/photogallery.html
For photos of the community center:
http:\/\/www.angelfire.com\/home\/elektra\/smallprojects.html

I plan to go back in 2010 during the dry season to pay a visit and complete a few projects, including this one.




Michael Jackson tribute shirt - bamboo and organic cotton - S, M, L, XL - FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING

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  • Materials: tshirt, ink, silkscreen
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