It’s not just global warming that has changed the concept of what makes up the weather like t-shirts, as I realized at a recent meeting. I was attracted to a black t-shirt with a picture of a white rose in a pool of blood in the shape of a heart. On it is Sophie Scholl’s name with the words “Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone”.
A reminder of a 21-year-old member of the resistance group White Rose who was beheaded by the Nazis during World War II, prompting me to move my chair next to the man both below and behind the “body billboard.” this.
That’s what Dave O’Sullivan calls using this popular clothing item in funny, inspirational or thought-provoking ways – something he feels is so much needed today.
“People are afraid to voice their opinions or ask challenging questions for fear of being rescinded, or called some form of ‘ism’.
“I prefer my racist and sexist people outdoors where I can see them, than hidden by a blanket of denial.”
Here’s why this British-born son to Irish parents who moved to Sligo as a teenager loves to target everyone from Trump to Prince Andrew in fun t-shirts funny but hard to catch the eye. They are made by Bloodychic, the award-winning company that owns a marketing agency set up in response to how smaller companies are being strangled by multinationals, he said. and creativity is stifled by corporate culture.
O’Sullivan started a magazine called Mayday when he was a student to raise money for Concern’s work in Ethiopia right before Live Aid.
He said: “I did one of the very few interviews with Bob Geldof in 1984. We raised £10,000.
That commitment continues, donating one percent of the proceeds from the sale of a t-shirt that clearly says “8:46” to the Immigration Council of Ireland.
Those digital numbers refer to the length of time the officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck. Hence the accompanying quote: “Truth has a time, change has a time.”
O’Sullivan likes to celebrate “our glassy half-human who helped us through the pandemic,” which he believes “something like the resilience of the Ukrainian people and the way they help each other.” together”.
It is reflected in his latest design – “I Tested Positive for Ireland” – to mark our first post-pandemic St Patrick’s Day in Ireland.
“I love the idea of improving being infected as a good thing, as well as making people happy as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day globally. It is a vote of confidence on national identity.”
He earned the right to commend “our aggressive approach to adversity that saw more new businesses start up last year than ever before. Reality.” For O’Sullivan practice what he preaches, or print on t-shirts or posters, after founding Bloodychic in 2020-21. Along with 20pc discount until the end of the month, €5 from the sale of each t-shirt will go to the Irish Emergency Coalition.
“It’s a day for both shamrock and sunflowers,” he said, referring to the country’s national flower Ukraineand pointed out that “St Patrick has removed our country from its fair share of unwelcome visitors. Kindness, forgiveness and chivalry are at the heart of what it means to be Irish.”
I think it’s time to wake up to the fact that the act of being tired of the world is too passive.
And if you think you’ve gotten there, done it, and put on that t-shirt, then you may need more changes to your wardrobe.
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/lay-of-the-land-st-patricks-a-day-for-both-the-shamrock-and-the-sunflower-41440392.html Lay of the Land: St Patrick’s a day for both shamrock and sunflower