Created a tee design in collaboration with Has Heart Hero Series, an event where artists are invited to spend a weekend with a U.S. Veteran to create a design that visually represents their war stories.
For John, a Vietnam Army Veteran, I landed on a design that expressed both loyalty to fellow soldiers with his motto “No Man Left Behind” and his passion for nature with symbolic Vietnamese foliage. A slight fading gradient at the bottom signifies the destruction to the land from the roots and the Agent Orange John has suffered since his term in the late 1960’s. The bold typeface and optimistic color palette overpowers the slight fade, just like John with his boisterous and caring personality.
To say I was changed from my time with John for the Hero Series would be an understatement and I think it was therapeutic for John too, as you can see in our interview.
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Made in the USA
Proceeds go directly to our Nation’s Veterans
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