Luna’s design for the t-shirt is one that stands out, in his signature style with bold lines and bright colors. The words ‘Know Your Roots’ at the center of it all. For Luna, this isn’t something that should seem like a radical idea. “We’re surrounded by branding and logos, I just wanted a piece that sparks healing for people getting in touch with their ancestors’ history to address intergenerational trauma. More than half of the world’s nations do not speak their native tongue which is an astounding idea every time I’m reminded of this thought. We are so used to being so statically detached from the concept that history only lives in academia when we’re also constantly interacting with the byproducts of it while writing history itself through our actions. We can’t fully live in the present without addressing our roots which should help us get grounded in defining who we are today as individual contributors in a collective society.” The cause he chose also felt natural considering Luna’s own story. “As an immigrant artist and community organizer, I firmly believe that they (Long Beach Immigrants Right Coalition) are providing resources that serve underrepresented peoples when nobody would.”
PER ARTIST REQUEST, T-SHIRT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN CREAM COLOR
Each month, for the next year, a local artist will be chosen from the Artist Registry of the Arts Council to design a t-shirt to benefit a local non-profit. The t-shirts will be exclusive and limited edition collector’s shirts designed with original artwork.
Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go to support both the artist and the non-profit organization.
Join us in supporting members of our creative community and the local organizations that help our community everyday.
You’ve now found the staple t-shirt of your wardrobe. It’s made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it’s still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!
- 4.2 oz. 100% pre-shrunk combed ringspun cotton jersey;
- Super soft comfortable fabric
- Coverstitched collar and sleeves for durability
- Available in Cream only with this particular artwork