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Battle the BP oil spill with the shirt on your back

June 11, 2010 |  6:00 am

We know there are probably a gazillion charity T-shirt charity designs floating around out there like tar balls   Rage_oil_photo eddying on the Gulf waves, but there was something about the earnestness of Michael Tamony's e-mail asking us to get the word out about Slam. Dance. Velour's T-shirt design, that we couldn't, in good conscience, turn him down (especially in light of the snarky comment he supposedly received about it  -- which he shares here.)

It depicts a schematic drawing of an oil drilling platform in blue against a black bar code with the word "oil" in all capital letters beneath it, on a charcoal (or is that oil-slick?) gray background.

The label's wares are usually sold through Urban Outfitters (Tamony tells us they also designed the T-shirt for this year's Vans Warped Tour), but you can pick up one of these tagless, 4.5-ounce, ring-spun 100% cotton, slim-fitting T-shirts online for $20, with all proceeds earmarked for the New Orleans-based Gulf Restoration Network.

-- Adam Tschorn

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Photo: All sales of Slam. Dance. Velour's $20 charity T-shirt will go toward the Gulf Restoration Network. Credit: Slam. Dance. Velour.