Help Me Choose Which Tee We Should Make!

March 11, 2011

As I mentioned on Twitter today, I’m designing a tee for Music For Relief, to benefit relief efforts in Japan.  I want you guys to vote below, to tell me which one we should make.  We’re going into production ASAP, so vote right away.

 

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on March 11th, 2011, causing massive destruction and an enormous tsunami that smashed into coastal areas of the Pacific Ocean. Thousands of buildings have been destroyed and the death toll is rising rapidly.  The National Weather Service has issued Tsunami Warnings to over 50 countries.

Come alongside Music for Relief in responding to this tragedy.

Text ‘MFR’ to 85944 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by this disaster or click here to donate online.

mike

106 Comments

  1. resgvirus on March 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    i believe a shirt with the idea of ‘A Thousand Paper Cranes’ would make sense. they need all the help they can get, and i’m sure that they all know the story, and the hope it brings.

  2. cathylogan on March 15, 2011 at 4:13 am

    yeah, i think not alone is more appropriate, although i love the butterfly t-shirt:)

  3. binghatch on March 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

    to the moderation: please don’t block my comment… What did I wrong?

  4. davewillow on March 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Instead of wasting the money on tshirts wouldn’t it be better to just donate directly?

  5. chaicka on March 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I really like them both. Would there be no way of combing the two? Like having the butterfly on the back and the “not alone” on the front?

  6. georgylp on March 14, 2011 at 8:09 am

    left shirt is better

  7. KalyeSound on March 14, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I both like your designs Mike!

  8. kaynyne on March 14, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I think Not Alone, when someone sees the colour, and the text, they’ll know exactly what it’s for. But maybe having one on the front and one on the back would be good.

  9. lfei on March 14, 2011 at 3:34 am

    I thought right one is more meaningful.But I also like left one.How about putting the left one on the front and the other on the back?=P

  10. acdalgaard on March 14, 2011 at 2:24 am

    The “Not Alone” one for sure. The other one looks like a Linkin Park tee, not a MFR one.

  11. faris255 on March 14, 2011 at 2:14 am

    they’re both nice :)

  12. Hoffz on March 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Both are amazing but I prefer NOT ALONE! (:

  13. numbrocker on March 13, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Love it Mike, but I wish you could combine them somehow. Also when do you plan on having these on sale?

  14. Thaís on March 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Why don’t you join ideas? I think it would be awesome!!! The phrase up, and the drawing down! I think you should make that way Mike, because the two shirts are really cool and it’s difficult to choose just one… What YOU think? :)

    Anyway, to not run out to vote, I voted in the two… <:)

    Kisses! And good luck.

  15. ginprozac on March 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    the first one

  16. thegluelpfan on March 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    It’s things like that that make you think about how precious and vulnerable the human life is.All those devistations happening…they are all cause by us somehow.I mean…the climat changes and everything are caused by us mainly and those changes that we made cause those disasters.We need to wrap our heads around these problems.

  17. mercenary18 on March 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I really like the one on the left…but i also like the Not Alone one as well….how about u have “Not Alone” on the back of the left one across the shoulder blades like a jersey…get best of both =)

  18. takumademonreborn on March 13, 2011 at 6:10 am

    the butterfly could be a sign of hope

  19. originalshoes96 on March 13, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I like the one with the origami. It would look very nice if you’d put the Not Alone- text (with a smaller font) underneath the butterfly and the LP logo on the top back of the shirt. Really great work!! Appreciate it!

  20. sukitang on March 13, 2011 at 2:44 am

    I think the left one is better. Though the right one may more relate to this earthquake. The right one fits more people.

  21. lot321 on March 13, 2011 at 1:47 am

    i prefer the shirt with the butterfly …..however i for one would prefer that the butterfly would be the front and then LP’s logo would be at the back….not just being middle of the back but at the upper back, the top back near our neck if u know wat i mean

  22. anaphx on March 13, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I dont like the butterfly at all.

    Id rather donate the full price directly, than purchasing that shirt…somebody else can have it.
    To me its just about donating and It would have been nice if I had a tshirt that shows that I helped…and an ugly “butterfly” with LP logo isnt showing for what cause it stands for.

  23. thecatalyst1994 on March 12, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I vote for butterfly, ’cause it is a symbol of hope and freedom. 4 butterfly with LP.
    Also thank you 4 the great job you did.

  24. baligitha on March 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I love both, but i vote Not Alone one because I think it’s a better message., and how about you add LP logo under ‘not alone’ ? :)

  25. janemari3 on March 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    wanted to vote for the first, honestly because of the LP logo. Cant help it because im a fan!

    The second seemed more touching for me. I voted for it. I hope it also has a small LP logo at the back of the shirt near the neckline just for people to know that LP is concerned. I would love people to know that.

    Great job on these shirts Mike!

  26. whosmurry on March 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I like the origami butterfly, but not with the LP logo under it. But I think it would be great to have the butterfly on the front and Not Alone on the back with the MFR logo on the bottom front or the sleeve or something.

  27. douvine on March 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Both designs are great. I really like the butterfly, but I think the Not Alone shirt is more approppriate for this situation.

  28. slybreed on March 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    The origami butterfly has much more appeal to sight and artistry in comparison to the one on the right. Most of us know how Origami rather who Origami is associated with and also it makes use of the tee itself as a canvas. I am sorry if this offends others but words are easy to right, coming up with a “picture of a-thousand words” is difficult.

  29. marialoveslinkinpark on March 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I love them both, but I like the butterfly one better because it has the LP logo on it. :)

  30. tentenxhinata on March 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    hey Mike, why can’t you just make a shirt where the front is an origami butterfly, and the back says “Not Alone,” that way we get both because they are both awesome!

  31. showmihomi on March 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I am so terribly, terribly shocked.

  32. haw13200 on March 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I love both. I love Music For Relief =)

  33. natakusiek on March 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

    well, this is not easy. i seriously like both of them. i voted for the butterfly one and i can see it’s winning.

  34. Claudia B. on March 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I say the butterfly should go on the front and the Not Alone note should go on the back. Although, I voted for the Not Alone tee, a mix of both should be the right choice.

  35. mizerablesi on March 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I think the front of the shirt should be the origami butterfly and the back should have Not Alone

  36. sagback on March 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Why dont you put both of them together ? you should put “NOT ALONE” the back of the tee ?

  37. brysislupin on March 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

    My favorite one is the butterfly one :) but the second one seems more appropriate and meanfull

  38. jjpulido78 on March 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

    It seems like it would be very easy to combine the 2 designs into one shirt, even all on one side to cut down on cost. Also, you definitely need to have it made in sizes larger than 1X. They will sell, I guarantee it.

  39. adiek84 on March 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    That’s a great idea! As a potential purchaser I wouldn’t buy the origami shirt as it is now, but I still think the design has a lot of potential. The “Not Alone” shirt looks good, but is a bit boring. Maybe you could make one shirt with the “Not Alone” on the back, Butterfly on the front. I don’t really like the LP logo on the butterfly shirt, it looks kind of misplaced.

  40. vickykun on March 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I like them both, but “Not alone” seems more appropriate.

    kiss kiss

  41. Karina. on March 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

    What happened there is just awful.
    Let us pray for them.
    May God protect them Lord.

  42. bombalurina03 on March 12, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I love the origami butterfly, but it could also work having the butterfly on the front and Not Alone on the back?

  43. lpmew on March 12, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I love both. Maybe you bring together.

  44. the108 on March 12, 2011 at 7:39 am

    BUTTERFLY ANYWAYS

  45. terriaw on March 12, 2011 at 7:30 am

    very cool idea! I love love love the origami butterfly!

  46. earwig on March 12, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I like the left one…

  47. argol8489 on March 12, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Definitely origami butterfly is beautiful.

  48. ekzzozo on March 12, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Origami butterfly is nice :D
    But ‘Not Alone’ is good too :)

  49. zxcvbnmj32 on March 12, 2011 at 5:43 am

  50. Shinoda's Army on March 12, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Fantastic idea. The first shirt!!

  51. FortuneLP on March 12, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Not Alone. i think it’s great

  52. jazchas96 on March 12, 2011 at 5:24 am

    mike, where is the tee shirt gonna be sold, on the MFR website? xoxo

  53. ymnm820 on March 12, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I can’t believe that the country I live has been destroyed.
    And I cannot watch the news because I will be sad…

    Both designs are awesome.
    Thank you, Mike and LP members!! ARIGATOU!

  54. Colorize The Future on March 12, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Left

  55. annebesantine on March 12, 2011 at 3:40 am

    They are both awsome Mike :D
    can’t wait for them to come out so I could by one :)

  56. millalp94 on March 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

    The Shirts are looking very good:)

    I love both….<3

    and God Bless you Mike and the other members of LP that your helping so much…I really love that:)

  57. aravind221 on March 12, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Butterfly one rocks mike :):):):):)::):) i cant wait to buy and support it :D

  58. synixlx3 on March 12, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I think a lot of people would choose both if it was an option… Just sayin’

  59. fatimalp on March 12, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I really like both of them. It’s awesome, but I voted for “Not Alone”.

  60. kim7huang on March 12, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Yes,I’ve heard the terrible news.I think mother nature is going to serve us back.You know variety of things go weird there years.
    And I vote the left one.
    Praying

  61. lorenalp on March 12, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I think you could use both designs, in the front “Not alone” and behind the origammi butterfly

  62. keineahnung84 on March 12, 2011 at 1:54 am

    both designs are great, but I voted for “not alone”…because I don’t think that an origami butterfly would sell on a guy’s tee…if these were girly shirts – yes, but how many guys do you know who would run around with an origami butterfly on their tee? even if it’s for a great cause like mfr…

  63. chertilomoskito on March 12, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I like both shirts, but i think the right one is more suitable now.

  64. evooba on March 12, 2011 at 12:07 am

    What a horrifying and devastating event. I’m praying for everyone and hoping nothing like this happens again. So many innocent lives were lost :( Thx for doing the tee and taking action with MFR so quickly! It’s awesome :)

    I wish everyone could realize in what danger our planet is. I’m not saying that earthquakes are our fault but don’t you think we, with our actions, put our own little planet in jeopardy? If only more people realized it and took action…. :/

  65. dorito82 on March 11, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I like the Not Alone t-shirt. The origami shirt looks too plain, in my opinion. The statement you’re trying to make might be more important than the aesthetics of the shirt, but color is always a good thing.

  66. clairegrow on March 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Origami butterfly on the front of the shirt, “Not Alone” on the back = Perfect! Who’s with me?

  67. kathyxx on March 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I love both designs a ton. The Origami butterfly is beautiful, but the Not Alone seems more appropriate.

    Not Alone conveys what cause one is supporting, but might not be understandable after time.
    The Butterfly is a good buy for people who just want a shirt, not caring so much for charity. Which makes me think the butterfly is a better choice because it might sell more.

  68. 0live0yl on March 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    The “Not Alone” tee. I would definitely buy it. That message will hold the test of time. That could be worn by anybody and it’s nice for a one person to let another know that they are not alone when times are tough or are feeling lonely. The “Origami Butterfly” tee, limits the people who are going to buy it. It would probably only be LP fans. That one is more appropriate for as a concert tee.

  69. koylp1027 on March 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    why dont you put both in that shirt- one is in front and one is in back.

  70. DJ Intensity on March 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Have both designs on the one tee – the picture on the front and the not alone text on the back. :3

  71. bombaykino on March 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I chose the Not Alone one as I think it’s a better message. Plus the butterfly immediately called to mind the whole Butterfly effect thing (the flap of a butterfly’s wings in one part of the world could set off a natural disaster somewhere else) which I think is not an association anyone would want to make in this situation.

  72. shayadreamer on March 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Mike, I really love them both. If I had to pick only one… I went with the one on the right. I think it would be awesome to combine them somehow, or make the LP logo on the right larger maybe on the back of the shirt? =)
    Great job by the way, I will surely be buying whichever you decide to make in the end!

  73. kelly jean on March 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I just feel like with Not Alone you know it’s Linkin park and you know why it’s there. The other is up in your face, I would nix the LP logo if you were to put the butterfly on the back.

    Now I’m just going nuts lol

  74. rkjg24 on March 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Honestly, I would buy both. If I had to pick only one though, I would probably go for the one on the left.

  75. bleedinggreen62 on March 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Mike,
    When I first saw the shirts, I though the butterfly was the front and not alone was the back. I think if you could make the front back shirt, that would be sweet. I understand that it may cost a little more but it would kick major ass. I think you could sell alot online, and also at your MFR booth at your shows. Thanks for the hardwork. Whatever shirt you decide on, I am going to purchase to help.

  76. claudiadyogteva on March 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    both designs are awesome!

  77. masashiota on March 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I want the origami butterfly , because have the LP logo .

  78. m1illion on March 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I buy the one on the right. I don’t buy the one on the left.
    Not alone = $ butterfly = 0
    simple

  79. sshirlz on March 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Mike despite more votes for the origami, i think the Not alone is better relay the message I think.

  80. alyeska39 on March 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I… can’t decide. I’m with the people saying “Not Alone” on the front, origami butterfly on the back.

  81. betty108 on March 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Tough choice… How bout both? :D More money will get donated…

  82. linkinparkette on March 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    some ppl on lp is saying that they like them both… to have the butterfly on the front and the not alone on the back.

    but i really like the butterfly. nice job mike
    really cool

  83. asianotter on March 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Beautiful work! I completely agree with Kelly Jean. You could put the origami butterfly on one side and Not Alone logo on the other. It could become an ongoing relief effort;the Not Alone logo color could change for each different cause/effort. Because the unfortunate thing is that there will be another, but this is wonderful vehicle to get the word out there and keep it current. Thank you for your efforts and example of the beauty of humanity!

  84. autumneyedgirl on March 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I love both of them. They both have their own unique design. I love the origami butterfly because it just has a more “standing out” design. Yet the Not alone shirt states the pure fact that we are all there to help those in need. I prayed for the people that have suffered through the tragedy this morning. I love the idea. :)

    -Autumn

  85. imaginext on March 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    origami butterfly! it’s timeless! :)

  86. cezar_lp on March 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I think that the design of the right could be the design of the Front, and the design of the left as a simbol in the back, up in the neck. both are really nice Mike!.

  87. zeveron on March 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Just kinda don’t see why the LP logo should be on there :x

  88. lp13413 on March 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I think the design on the right should be on the front of the shirt, and the other design should go on the back

  89. Kevin Waldhof on March 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Gotta say the Origami Buttlerfly is better. “Not Alone” is great, but the symbolism of the origami is just beautiful.

  90. redandgone on March 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    is there something culturally significant to the orgami butterfly? like, does it stand for strenght or hope or something? if not, i got for the not alone one. both are great though mike, thanks!

  91. drichester on March 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I am proud to be a fan of Linkin Park!

  92. LisaD82 on March 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Love both designs. Like someone else had mentioned why not one design on front and the other on the back?

    Again, both designs are awesome.

  93. madna29 on March 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Origami butterfly is the nice one.

  94. thashinoda_ on March 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I think the one on the right is more appropiate but the both are AMAZING, I swear Mike, you’re PERFECT, nice work ! :D

  95. EpicLinkinPark on March 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I really love both t-shirts. You did a great job Mike. I do think the butterfly one is unique. This has been such a tragic event. My prayers and thoughts are with people that have been affected. I also donated too. I also made this. http://yfrog.com/gzlq49j

  96. elyzachr on March 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I Love it! ♥

  97. Ichii on March 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    really love the left one!!!

  98. lpfangrl on March 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    what if you did the Not Alone on the front with the butterfly on the back? cause they’re both awesome

  99. Ally on March 11, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Personally I think the one on the right is more appropriate for this situation.

  100. Shay Adams on March 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I REALLY like the one on the right. Considering the circumstances.

  101. kelly jean on March 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    was totally gonna tell you on twitter to do not alone. It’s really tough could you put one on the front and the other on the back?

  102. howsah on March 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    both are pretty nice, but “not alone” just seems more appropriate. nice work, mike!

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