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We’ve made connections with artists and worthy organizations in cities all over the country. When an artist’s shirt is purchased, their city wins.
Oakland, CA
Oakland is more than just a flyover on the way to its more popular neighbor by the bay in San Francisco – in fact, it was an innovator in aviation and a hotspot for early fliers from Amelia Earhart to Charles Lindbergh. With the highest concentration of artists per capita in the country, there’s no shortage of talented designers.
1,064 reside in homeless encampments on any given night (2009)
8.5% Unemployment rate (2011)
7,000 affordable housing units still needed in order to end homelessness (2009)
Oakland Shirts Benefit these excellent organizations
East Oakland Community Project
Offers emergency and transitional housing and holistic services to homeless people in Alameda County.
7515 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 532-3211
Operation Dignity
Provides emergency, transitional and winter housing to homeless veterans, and supplies basic needs to homeless encampments.
160 Franklin Street #103
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 287-8465
Oakland Shirts Are made by these Artists
Colin Andersen
Colin is a self-proclaimed “art wizard,” originally from the northwest United States. Now in Oakland, Colin enjoys pulp fiction, tattoos, comics, sweaters and prog metal. Currently, he is practicing his two favorite mystical arts: freelance illustration and comics. Always on the go, one can often find Colin riding the BART train to his next destination.
Patrick O'Connell
Patrick is an accomplished artist whose work has been shown in galleries and venues throughout the Bay Area, and also in Europe. Patrick occasionally paints in acrylic, but primarily focuses on his sketchbook, where he constantly draws an aggrandizing autobiographical character, dubbed “Our Hero,” in situations that blur the lines between fact and fiction.
Matt Ritchie
Matt’s body of work ranges from deep introspective pieces, to whimsical light-hearted ones. He uses many mediums and styles for his art, including ballpoint pen renderings and acrylic paintings. Matt’s art has been showcased in galleries across the U.S. and Europe, and published in Thrasher Magazine.