Artist Chloe Trujillo has designed a limited-edition t-shirt in collaboration with Musicians Without Borders to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary. The shirt was created with the organization’s message of ‘War Divides, Music Connects’ in mind.
This isn’t the first time Trujillo, the wife of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, has designed items in support of Musicians Without Borders. In 2018, she became the first artist to participate in The Guitar Strap Co.’s Artist Signature Series, which allows artists to design straps to benefit their favorite charities.
The t-shirt design was inspired by one of her guitar straps.
According to Trujillo:
“The t-shirt design comes directly from selecting elements from one of the guitar straps I designed called ‘Magic.’ The dove on the front is a well-recognized global symbol for peace, purity, and love, and the back design consists of a sacred heart with the eye and sun and moon connected. I chose these specific elements for their symbolism and meaning, for they are harmonious with the idea of connection and unity. The sun and moon represent the never-ending circle of life. One emits light while the other reflects it, just as music brings light created by the musicians who create it.”
Musicians Without Borders uses the power of music to inspire peace and social change. In the past, the organization has developed programs in war-torn areas around the world to “bridge divides, connect communities and heal the wounds of war.”
The shirts are available for pre-order now.