The subtle grey-on-white tee features a trompe l'oeil necklace with Obama-inspired charms, including a Democratic donkey and a tag reading "Hope, Future, Change." Says Gurung, "I didn't want to do anything too in your face. I wanted to do something that I would want to wear." As for the charm bracelet motif, the Nepal native says he was inspired by the international response to Obama's candidacy. "The world is looking at America," he says. "I was thinking, we need good luck now, so what about something as silly as a lucky charm? It's also our way of wishing Obama luck."
The shirts will be on on sale for $20 each at The Obama Party, a fundraiser in New York on October 18. You can email the organizers for further information.
Photo by Alexandra Marvar