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Purescue Making a Difference in 2017

Yes, we're still here. Our apologies for not posting in a loooong time. We just wanted to update you on how purescue is making a difference. Here's a list of donations tied to T-shirt sales for 2017 ($1240 donated in total).  Indivisible Westchester - $550 (the IW tee) Art Start - $125 (the Art Start tee) Indivisible Project - $100 (the Indivisible tee collection) Futures Without Violence - $100 (the FWV tee) Swipe Out (Hunger) - $90 (the Swipe Out tee) ACLU - $75 (the ACLU tee) ASPCA - $65 (the ASPCA tee) MarchON - $60 (the MarchON tee) Plantabillion.org - $50 (the PLantAbillion tee) NPR - $25 (the NPR tee) Thank you for all you do. Happy New Year!...

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What's behind Dire Straits of America (aka the Twitter Flag design)

purescue's recent Dire Straits of America (print and tee) was inspired by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic's The Design of Dissent (2012). In the book, Glaser and Ilic present socially and politically driven graphics from the last ~100 years that tell stories of resistance. It was Shi-Zhe Yung's Corporate American Flag graphic that inspired purescue to use the American flag as a symbol of protest.     One can respect the American flag (and for which it stands) and still leverage it as a patriotic symbol of protest.  This became much clearer after listening to Brian Lehrer interview Tim Marshall. Marshall, author of A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols (2017), provided a useful definition of Patriotism vs. Nationalism: Patriotism is a love of one's own [country] and a...

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Full Court Press

If you're looking for that one cause to support...that one cause that will really make a difference...that one cause that is foundational to all other causes, then put your time and money behind ensuring that we continue to have a free press.  A free press is the ultimate check and the ultimate balance on society. Hug a journalist today. 100% of proceeds from our latest tee will go to NPR. We had two designs for Full Court Press.  Ultimately, the mic won out.          

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Washington, D.C., Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein...Refugees Welcome

We visited Washington, D.C. for the first time since the 2016 presidential election.  As I walked up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for the umpteen time in my life, it felt different. It felt nostalgic. It felt fragile. But...it also felt like no one man could be bigger than what this country has struggled to become. It felt good. It felt reassuring. There were freshly minted graduates from American University and George Mason donning their caps and gowns taking pics. There was a full blown marching band playing patriotic tunes. There were kids (including my kids) jumping from step to step, soaking in the hot D.C. sun, staring down at the reflection pool. All was good for this one moment. We left...

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#SoftTeesFightHard

If you bought a tee, wear that tee! Send a photo to dan@purerescuedesign.com.  Post a selfie on Instagram and tag us with @purescue and #SoftTeesFightHard. These tees are inspired by you - the people around the world finding ways to support the causes, ideals, people and services under attack by the Trump agenda. Soft tees for those who fight hard, #SoftTeesFightHard  

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