Monday, October 8, 2007

Che Guevara - The Man, The T-shirt

Che Guevara died 40 years ago today - October 9, 1967, although his corpse was hidden for 30 years, by those who killed him. He remains today a symbol of rebellion, revolution, rejection of the status quo, especially the image that was made famous on t-shirts. Alberto Korda took the iconic photo - you know the one, mustache, beret, single star - and chose not to copyright it. That, in effect, made the photo available for t-shirt artists and others to use the picture (as long, Korda said, as it is used respectfully, to commemorate and remember Che). I've always wanted a Che t-shirt, maybe now is the time to get one. I mean, at this point in time, it's more art than revolution, more historical artifact than call to rebellion. Here are a few that I've found on the web. Click the image to go to the site where you too can purchase a Che tee.

Che Guevara Tee
Che Guevara T-Shirt
Che Guevara T-Shirt
Che Guevara Hoodies

This one is UK but I LOVE it:Che Guevara T-shirt - Classic Red

And I couldn't help adding this great poster (Description reads Korda:Che Guevara, 196028 X 20 inches. High Quality Framed Art Work. This Poster is framed using a Black metal frame with no matte. DirectForSale sells over 300,000 different art pieces. Browse our store for framed and unframed posters and shop for all your art needs at DirectForSale. This Che Guevara, 1960 is made with High Quality Poster paper and is made for years of enjoyment. Note: This item is not available for express shipping.)
Art Poster Metal Framed Print - Che Guevara, 1960 - Artist: Korda- Poster Size: 28 X 20

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