This highly sought after limited run t-shirt premiered at our annual Kite Festival in May 2022, featuring Audrey Chan’s design for the six-sided rokakku kite that was commissioned specially for the event.
In the spirit of the Kite Festival, Chan designed the message Protect Public Lands, which was hand-stenciled on mulberry paper with a block printing ink. The design is inspired by both Chinese paper-cut and Mexican Papel Picado traditional styles. The stencil images on the kitesdraw from the rich cultural histories of the Los Angeles Historic Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Storytelling through allegorical imagery, Chan designed abstractions of a Tongva reed dwelling, plants native to the L.A. River, a water wheel connected to Zanja Madre, and Kite Master Tyrus Wong.
All sizes are gender-neutral adult sizes.