Thursday, August 16, 2012

Some T-shirt deisgn

I helped out a friend who was on the Genocide walk committee with some designs for their shirt this year.
Every year, this organization walks down the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia to remember and raise awareness about the Ottoman genocide of Armenians in 1915. This event is not taught in high school history and is denied to this day by the current Turkish government. The US government doesn't recognize it either. I think the old Armenians and their progeny would like some type of recognition. I think the walk is a cool way to raise awareness. Armenians cultural identity is in their community and besides going to church this is one way for them to get together. After the walk they have a speaker and a traditional dance troupe preform. Another cool point is that the committee in charge of organizing everything (the people I worked with on the design) were all young and involved. It is good to see that there will be people to keep the culture alive throughout the generations.

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