The brilliant Chicago design firm Coudal Partners launched a spin-off business, Lowercase Tee, whose offerings include these political tee-shirts. The red shirt, worn by Grace from Chicago, was created for the 2004 election and the blue shirt, worn by Maya from Los Angeles, was created for this year's race.
Whether you're from a red state or a blue state, you can buy the shirts here. According to Coudal Partners, the shirts were the kids' ideas: "They may not be able to vote yet, but kids have plenty of thoughts about how things should work. After a few conversations with our children about politics and elections, we were struck by how much they had to say. They began to come up with ideas for some t-shirts and Lowercase Tee was born. Lowercase Tee thinks that while there are plenty of kids' tees out there, you can click through a thousand of them without finding anything nice and simple and fun. Pretty soon the grownups around here began to ask for our tees and we added adult sizes to the mix. We have some great stuff planned for the future butright now we're listening to the kids."
The photos and shirts are copyrighted by Coudal Partners, with whom I have no affilition--only admiration. Other photos of cool kids for Obama wearing the shirts can be found on Flickr.
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~Celeste, Eli's mom