Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tes One makes a stand for Trayvon

The artist created a limited edition print called "Stand Our Ground." Proceeds go to Justice for Trayvon Martin.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

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In the wake of Trayvon Martin's death, and the questions raised about an existing law allowing citizens to shoot to kill in the name of self defense, Tampa street art and graphics icon Tes One has created a limited edition print release, "Stand Our Ground" that makes a statement against the Stand Your Ground law and its inherent risks for abuse, discrimination and reckless vigilante murder. The artist says he created the print for people, "regardless of race or gender, to stand in solidarity against the injustice this law allows."

Leon "Tes One" Bedore has been scrawling, spraying and painting art on walls since his youth. He came into renown in the early '90s for his murals and graffiti art throughout Tampa Bay. In 1999, he integrated his talents with the tools of the Information Age to become a reputed commercial graphic artist. Click here to see some of his work.

Career pursuits aside, the artist still tags a wall now and then to make a statement. Last September he created a mural for wall in Brooklyn to celebrate the repeal of "Ask Don't Tell": "Honesty is the Best Policy."

All proceeds from the release of "Stand Our Ground" print will be donated to Justice for Trayvon and their advocacy efforts. Click here to place an order for the print.

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