UnderRepped Clothing has teamed up with the Roddenberry Foundation to offer an exclusive Gene Roddenberry t-shirt.
This latest t-shirt line by UnderRepped Clothing is being funded via a Kickstarter campaign.
The Roddenberry t-shirt is part of a new campaign by UnderRepped Clothing, which “focuses on the names and faces people aren’t always celebrating publicly — but should be.”
“We have chosen people who’ve worked in science, medicine, art, writing, and television,” said UnderRepped Clothing Founder Paul Leonard. Some of the t-shirts (including some that are already sold out) include: Langston Hughes, Gregor Mendel, Gunpei Yokoi, Rene Laennec, Nikola Tesla and Ada Lovelace.
The new shirts will include: Roddenberry, Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes, Gregor Mendel, Alan Turing, and Gunpei Yokoi (Inventor of the Game Boy).
The Roddenberry Foundation permitted Roddenberry’s likeness to be used, in spite of their general caution about permitting his image to be used. “We have always been somewhat reluctant when it comes to exploiting Gene’s likeness and imagery,” said Trevor Roth, chief operating officer of Roddenberry Entertainment. “But when the folks at UnderRepped approached us and explained that our participation would be part of bringing to light the likes of Rene Laennec — the inventor of the stethoscope — Adolph Rickenbacker — the inventor of the amplifiable guitar — Billie Holiday and more, we really wanted to support the endeavor.”
The Kickstarter campaign can be found here. The original goal of $7,500 has already been met, but a new goal of $14,000 will enable the company to “add blurbs on the back of each shirt, highlighting the figure on the front.”
Tomorrow is the last day of the Kickstarter campaign.
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