Why Me - 2nd Version

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Why Me - 2nd Version by Flying_Mouse on Threadless
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Flying_Mouse profile pic Artist

iamtenninjas, maybe is the placement confuse you. I believe that the placement option will look good.

Thanks for voting.

Flying_Mouse profile pic Artist

The boy is drawing on sand, I think it is not make sense to make the ribbon red.

But the victim in this design is a boy, it will look more HIV than Breast Cancer I think.

mj00 profile pic Alumni

Honestly, I appreciate what you are trying to do here, but this doesn't work for me. I don't associate the ribbon symbol with AIDS (I assumed the kids parents were soldiers!) so that symbolism was completely lost. Also, it's hard for me to imagine a kid thinking about that kind of thing at the beach- I'd think that was the time he'd be least likely to think about disease and mortality.

mj00 profile pic Alumni

shakethesheets, I think it's more narrow-minded to assume that a victim of aids only thinks about being a victim. It's been my experience that for the most part, people who are seriously ill have just as much fun as everyone else- except for when the illness is actively stopping them from living their lives normally. This is odd to me in that aids wouldn't in any way inhibit a kid from having fun at the beach. I understand that other people have a different set of life experiences than I do, and thus see things differently.

To be constructive, this might correlate better for me if I saw a clearer link between the two sand drawings. Like if the girl drew a superhero and the boy drew a scientist with the aids ribbon on his lab coat (both children seeing their heroes/saviors).

yeohgh profile pic Alumni

love your sense of response and message, welldone! As always, rated top 5!!!

Jemae profile pic Alumni

FM, I think Kallass suggestion to have a small red ribbon on the sleeve will make more sense/appropriate.

5$! for the Awesome design + Great message! =)

Kojima profile pic Alumni

Great Job, FM.


I know you had HIV in mind when you did this, but the ribbon could stand for any disease/cause that took his family away. I don't think it needs to be any more specific.

Bisparulz profile pic Alumni

beautiful 5$


I vote for the second placement, and here's why: the way the girly-style Tees are shaped, they won't hug the body like the way the one on the model does - they're much baggier on anyone shaped like that. What would ultimately happen, IMO, is that the powerful image of the little boy would be lost, bunched up somewhere around the waist.

Also, while I am an HIV/AIDS campaign supporter, I actually prefer the color and significance of the ribbon being left to the wearer's and viewer's imaginations. More powerful that way, I think.

That being said, it's a beautiful design and you score a $5 from me!


That is a very grim thing to have on a T-shirt, innit?

I dunno. I wouldn't wear it, since it's too sad - in a discomforting way (unlike the tee from inhere with the caged bird, which is sad in a really awesome touchy way... Damn whoever bought the last copy!!!)

Bottom line, I think it's a bit too scary and tough for me to wear on a T-shirt.

It's not that I wouldn't wear the ribbon like a badge or I am trying to be ignorant about AIDS or something, I just prefer my tees a bit more cheery (or at least sad in a different, less creepy way)


it's gorgeous - second placement preferred


I kind of like the original placement more.


wow. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$5

herky profile pic Alumni

nice monochromatic color scheme and illustration, sets the mood very nicely.


I like this shirt color much better... the red was a bit too much...




congrats man :D


Congrats! I want this shirt when it gets printed!!!!

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