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Rebuild Japan

Design by Jason Yang

About the artist

Nickname invisibleelement

Tulsa, OK

About the design

This design is part of Threadless Causes, community-based design for the power of good.

100% of net proceeds from the sale of this tee will go to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.

  • Garments printed with: plastisol ink, 1-color screen print and a chino additive for softness

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No account?

siminki on Apr 9, 2011 at 02:58:32

I like the subtlety of this design... For people who want to aid the relief by buying a cool tshirt I think it kinda fits the bill. Ive featured on my blog too...

l0uis on Apr 7, 2011 at 19:16:33

This shirt would be perfect if the cityscape was actually based on Japan in any way. Like, it just needs Tokyo Tower in the background or something. As it is, it's kind of cool but it's not a must buy.

eruhk on Apr 7, 2011 at 11:25:08

Threadless, I love you, but $5 shipping and it STILL takes you more than 2 weeks to get me a goddamned T-shirt? Charge less or deliver more.

messthem on Apr 6, 2011 at 20:32:35

good cause, bad design....there is almost no connection with rebuilding....really don't like it.....i would buy it only to help Japan....but then drop the t-shirt in deepest corner of my closet!

tokyo2LA on Apr 2, 2011 at 14:01:40

The design is subtle and simple. Well done. As for people that are buy charities shirts with the Rising Sun flag design used in it be aware that flag is associated with the Imperial Japanese Army of WW2 and is viewed very negatively by other Asian countries.

adrianmarie on Mar 30, 2011 at 23:43:50

I like this shirt. It has a minimalistic quality to it that I find very attractive. Above all that, it's for a good cause, so who cares what it looks like.... I mean, I think it's very clever, look at it closely, its the Japanese Flag! If that doesn't capture "the spirit of the Japanese people" I haven't a clue what does.

A.I. Wintermute on Mar 29, 2011 at 07:36:47

Hm, there were a lot much nicer t-shirts which represented Japan much better. I am disappointed, I am currently thinking about buying this one:
Ok, the design is nothing original, but reminds Japan much better and the money also goes to the Japanese people (via Japanese Red Cross ).

TattooedBear on Mar 29, 2011 at 06:41:38

Wonderful design. Congrats on the print. Thanks, Threadless for helping out the world.

wbpt1031 on Mar 28, 2011 at 23:40:04

My biggest issue with this shirt is it doesn't represent the spirit of Japan at all. Now maybe they chose this shirt because its all white and very basic but there were plenty of other shirts that were all white and still I felt represented the spirit of japan.

Boycey on Mar 28, 2011 at 12:49:06

Works well. A good choice for the competition.

bassandsnare on Mar 28, 2011 at 12:35:46

New to this so maybe I'm speaking out of place, to the majority of the naysayers: motivation behind this is relief and charity. The design doesn't matter, could be a picture of a burrito, as long as the funds are allocated properly. Maybe it should just be words "I donated money to a ravaged country and all I got was this stupid shirt".
Wow, I feel tall on this box.

100krona on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:12:05

Glad this won! Congrats!

FieryFoxx on Mar 28, 2011 at 08:20:55

Kinda disappointed with this one, will donate directly rather than buy a shirt I won't wear.

Benediktb on Mar 27, 2011 at 15:07:08

The purpose of this shirt is to
a) raise funds and
b) raise awareness.

To raise funds the design printed should have been the one most people voted for/showed interested in buying. To raise awareness the design should be more related to the cause.

It's a great design for a normal shirt. As a "cause shirt" it fails. At least that's what I think.

A.L. Silver on Mar 27, 2011 at 11:57:12

@icantthinkofaname-Speak for yourself, some of us who do plan on getting the shirt to support Japan feel it should have been more relevant.