Be Both

You might think you need just one of these shirts, depending on your disposition. But you actually need both. Because the truth is, there are two people inside of us all: the one who chooses peace, and the one who chooses violence.

Even the angriest people have those amazing, sunny days now and then. Maybe it’s a piece of good news. Maybe it’s a good night’s sleep. Maybe it’s the perfect weather. It doesn’t matter. Despite their usually stormy demeanors, they’ll wake up one day with a smile on their face, letting everything wash over them.

Someone cuts them off in traffic and they think, “Well, I sure hope they get where they’re going on time!” They get to work, find out someone else has dropped the ball on a project, and they’re like, “Nothing we can’t put our heads together and fix!” Their car breaks down in a snowstorm, and they just watch it come down a minute, enjoying the silence, before calling a tow truck and saying something cheeky, like, “I think my car’s been drinking because it’s in no state to drive home!”

Meanwhile, the person who seems serene almost to a fault? They’re gonna snap at some point. They’re gonna wake up on the wrong side of the bed, roll into the office fifteen minutes late, and when someone says, “Good morning,” they’re gonna be like, “Real presumptuous of you to assume how my morning’s going!” Nothing will be okay. Their coffee? Too hot. Their office? Too cold. Their lunch? Overpriced. Everything will suck, and they’ll let you know!

You’re probably somewhere in the middle of these two people. And if they need both shirts, you do too.

The Choice is Yours by Tobefonesca

Does illustrator Tobias Fonseca get up every morning and go to his studio in São Francisco de Paula, excited to bring peace to the masses with his wonderful art? Or does he seek to enact cute, delightful violence unto the blank (likely digital) canvas?

Who cares! What’s important is that he puts rad illustrations out into the world. If you want to see more of his great stuff, check out his website.

Be Both

You might think you need just one of these shirts, depending on your disposition. But you actually need both. Because the truth is, there are two people inside of us all: the one who chooses peace, and the one who chooses violence.

Even the angriest people have those amazing, sunny days now and then. Maybe it’s a piece of good news. Maybe it’s a good night’s sleep. Maybe it’s the perfect weather. It doesn’t matter. Despite their usually stormy demeanors, they’ll wake up one day with a smile on their face, letting everything wash over them.

Someone cuts them off in traffic and they think, “Well, I sure hope they get where they’re going on time!” They get to work, find out someone else has dropped the ball on a project, and they’re like, “Nothing we can’t put our heads together and fix!” Their car breaks down in a snowstorm, and they just watch it come down a minute, enjoying the silence, before calling a tow truck and saying something cheeky, like, “I think my car’s been drinking because it’s in no state to drive home!”

Meanwhile, the person who seems serene almost to a fault? They’re gonna snap at some point. They’re gonna wake up on the wrong side of the bed, roll into the office fifteen minutes late, and when someone says, “Good morning,” they’re gonna be like, “Real presumptuous of you to assume how my morning’s going!” Nothing will be okay. Their coffee? Too hot. Their office? Too cold. Their lunch? Overpriced. Everything will suck, and they’ll let you know!

You’re probably somewhere in the middle of these two people. And if they need both shirts, you do too.

Which do you choose more often: peace or violence? (Tell us why in the comments.)