As I mentioned before I am fascinated by religion and other cultures.
The tee shirt design I am going to talk about today is legendary on both those fronts.
Jesus Malverde is a historical figure from Sinaloa Mexico born Jan 15, 1870. He was a bit of a Robin Hood character, that literally stole from the rich to give to the poor. That said, like most historical Robin Hoods, there is no evidence he ever lived, and was more likely an amalgamation of a couple other outlaws from the period and locale.
Mexico being very Catholic, very superstitious, and just as prone to making Saints of their heroes of course made him the patron saint of outlaws.
Because he was from Sinaloa, which of course is famous for its drug smuggling cartels, Mr. Malverde (also known as Jesús Juarez Mazo, Cjuba Lord, or the Angel of the Poor) was soon adopted by the smugglers and is widely regarded as the Narco-Saint.
That image is what drove the creation of my design…
On this shirt, Jesus Malverde is surrounded by a saints halo that is decorated with opium poppies, a laurel of marijuana flowers and leaves, and crossed sprigs of the coca bush.
Please don’t wear at border crossings, on planes, or when travelling along what the police think are drug corridors unless you just want to be harassed by the authorities. Then again, do what you want… but be aware of the risks.
One of the reasons I do shirt designs, is because I think I am wittier than I really am…and I like to share what is clearly a warped sense of humor.
The one I am sharing today is proof of both, and further supports the name “The Sickest of Them All”.
When those turd movies came out remaking a show that I grew up on, an idea formed.
What if someone redid Charlies Angels with Charlie being Charles Manson?
Yeah I know, it would be horror show of psychological train wrecks and poorly executed graphic violence.
Now that I put it that way, I want the show to exist even more.
Anyway, I followed the thought to its logical conclusion and made the mash up logo of the century.
Removing the Angels guns and replacing them with knives to match the ladies that loved Charlie, then putting one of his better known images in the overlay, and adding some shitty 70’s looking blast lines. Woolah.
I have several bigfoot designs on my page, and there are sure to be more.
Why? Because I love cryptozoology.
Do I believe in Bigfoot? Kind of, not really. I do hope he is real though.
Mostly I just love that even in todays world people still have the imagination to think about, make up , and convince other people that something is still out the undiscovered.
I mean there is a ton on this planet that we still don’t know about. Not only are thousands of new plants, fungi, insects, and animals discovered every year. There are even still large mammals being discovered, or found surviving after they were believed extinct for decades.
So keep imagining crytpo creatures, keep protecting the environment so we don’t kill a bunch of animals before we even find them, and most importantly.