How do you honor, cherish, and pay homage to someone that you've never met that has recently decided — on their own accord — to leave the Earth? There are probably several answers, but for now, we came up with one.
For us, the most outstanding film that Robin Williams made was Dead Poet's Society, because for about two hours we got to pretend that he was our English teacher. He taught us to be bold, to listen, and to SEIZE THE DAY. And we know (trust us, we know) that O Captain! My Captain! is a poem by Walt Whitman, but for US, in that movie, that phrase, that one singular desk topping phase — O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN — became about Robin Williams.
When he died and people started posting photos of themselves atop their desks the tears just came flowing, in fact, they're starting again right now. So, it is in honor of Mr. Williams, and that glorious moment that is forever memorialized on film that WE have decided to make this shirt. And in this case, the WE in this situation is Animal Manufacturing Co. + Fadeaway Records.
100% of the proceeds from this shirt will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We hope that you will wear this shirt in memory of Robin, and know that help is out there. Please, please, PLEASE, if you are having a hard time and need someone to talk to know that help is out there. There is no shame in mental illness and there is no good reason for one more beautiful, amazing creature to take their own life.
These will be printed on Next Level Tri-Blend Gray shirts and the handwriting is actually WALT WHITMAN’S own. Which is cool.
*** This is a pre-order, shirts should start shipping by 9/15 ***
Order the Shirt Here