2020: Black t-shirt with white ink.
FRONT: THE BLIND: VIRTUALLY UNSTOPPABLE, below is a computer monitor, keyboard and mouse. The computer is displaying 9 squares depicting a virtual meeting, in the center is White Cane Day 2020. Each square displays a variety of animated people with canes resting on their shoulders, some wearing masks and a guide dog in harness, each square has a video and microphone symbol in the bottom left corner.
BACK: In puffed braille the phrase: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller, below the same phrase in print, towards the lower part of the shirt in print is: BLIND AMERICANS EQUALITY DAY, below in puffed Braille is the phrase: Ready to work…Ready to contribute.
2019: sports grey shirt with black, red and white ink
FRONT: The words White Cane Day in white outlined in black
Below an outlined Capitol building with a dome and a statue on top of the dome.
Far in front of the capitol building there is a crowd of drawn people in the center is a tall man in a white drum major outfit, red boots and a black hat (dressed to look like a cane) with a dog guide in harness sitting next to him, to the left and behind is a woman with long hair wearing a red dress with a support cane, next to her are several other people holding canes in the air and a person in a white wheelchair. To the right and behind the tall man is a man holding up a flag with a white star on a grey field with a white and red stripe with a cane, there is a man in a red shirt with a cane, a woman holding up a cell phone with a gentleman standing in front with crutches.
Below the crowd in white outlined in black is 2019 with BELIEVE below.
BACK: I AM WHAT I CHOOSE TO BECOME below the phrase will be in puffed Braille.
Black silhouettes of people on the move (moving right to left): gentleman walking with his dog guide in harness, a mother walking with a white cane holding a young girls hand, a little boy walking with a white cane and a girl wearing a backpack walking with white cane following behind. In the back are people riding a tandem bicycle.
Ready to work … Ready to contribute. in puffed Braille.
BLIND AMERICANS EQUALITY DAY
2018: light blue, black and white ink
FRONT: WHITE CANE DAY written in a thick white chalk font above a fine white chalk drawing of a school building with a raised flag at the peak below is a hand clock. Two rows of 10 windows span the building. In the center below the clock is a banner that reads EDUCATE. Below are stairs that span the width of the building. In front of the stairs starting from left moving right are black silhouettes of the following set at different depths: a person facing right in a manual wheelchair with a long cane, a person walking to the left with a dog guide (German Shepard) in harness, a person standing with a cane in that is angled to the left, lastly a person in an electric wheelchair holding a dog leash with a German Shepard. Below the people on the left is the phrase “In touch with learning.” Under the person in the electric wheelchair is “2018” in thick white chalk.
BACK: KNOWLEDGE (below) IS POWER written in a thick white chalk font. Below the phrase in a line are the same silhouettes that are on the front of the shirt. A person facing right in a manual wheelchair with a long cane, a person standing with a cane in that is angled to the left, a person walking to the left with a dog guide (German Shepard) in harness, lastly a person in an electric wheelchair holding a dog leash with a German Shepard. Below the people in white puffed Braille is the phrase KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Towards the bottom in Braille “Ready to work…ready to contribute.” Then in print “Blind Americans Equality Day in white.
2017: Jade Dome (greenish blue) Screen Printing colors: Black, White, Orange.
FRONT: Close up drawing of a dog in harness, the dog is outlined in black, body is colored in with white and the harness and collar are black.
Directly behind the dog is a close up of a person’s body holding a white cane in front. The person fades out as you reach the head and around knee level. The cane is colored in white with a black handle. The person is outlined in black. There are three phrases in the bottom left corner. They are descending on a diagonal – like a staircase from left to right. The phrases are in orange with black braille underneath. The phrases are “This is POWER”, “This is CONFIDENCE”, and “This is INDEPENDENCE”. The words Power, Confidence and Independence are bolded and in all caps.
Across the top of the design with a right-side orientation is the phrase “This is White Cane Day 2017” in all caps and orange color, “White Cane Day 2017” is bolded. In this design the only white on the shirt is the dog and the cane, leading your eye straight to the main features!
BACK: Across the top in black braille you have the phrase “Canes and Harnesses Extend Freedom Beyond My Hand” and directly underneath you have the same phrase in orange text, all caps and bolded.
Underneath you have a black silhouette of a couple walking with a cane and guide dog. The female has the cane while the male has the guide dog.
Directly underneath the feet of the couple you have the phrase “Blind Americans Equality Day” in orange text, bolded and caps. Under that you have in black braille “Ready to Work … Ready to Contribute”
FRONT: canary yellow shirt with red, black blue and white ink. In black bold writing is the phrase “Independence Starts Now” above and below a shield outlined in black fading from light blue to white. In the shield is the silhouette of a girl with ponytail facing away holding a cane. She is wearing a flowing red cape that has extend out from the borders of the shield. Looking up at the girl is a silhouette of a guide dog wearing a white harness with the handle extended slightly off its back. At the bottom crossing just above the base of the shield is a blue banner reading WHITE CANE DAY in yellow.
BACK: in black puffed Braille the phrase “Independence Starts Now” below are the images from the front of the shirts in 3 lines. The first line has shirts from 2005-2008, second line 2009-2012, third line 2013-2015
2015: light blue shirt, black, green, yellow, white ink.
FRONT: THE WALKING BLIND in green letters out lined in black are placed above a bright yellow setting sun. Walking side by side with the sun to their backs are black silhouettes of a woman walking with a guide dog who has glowing yellow eyes and a man using a long white cane. Below is green grass with the phrase in white outlined in black White Cane Day 2015.
BACK: smaller image from front of shirt sits above in green letters outlined in black the phrase “WALK UNAFRAID” below the same phrase in puffed Braille. Moving downward are a list of sponsors, in Braille the phrase “Ready to work…Ready to Contribute” and in yellow print the phrase “Blind Americans Equality Day”
2014: brown shirt, yellow, white, orange ink
FRONT: Large animated yellow sun that has a cartoon face. It is embellished with orange flames that appear to be perky, wavy and dancing. The face has a tilt to the right and is wearing oversized black sunglasses that reflect a dog guide in each eye. The sun has a faint indication of a nose, followed by a big white smile. This character activates feelings of happiness, energy and enthusiasm. To the right of the face we find a white gloved hand holding a white cane pointing in a slight tilt to the right. On the top of the sun in a downward curve it says, “I wear my shades.” On the bottom of the sun in an upward curve it says, “Because my future is so bright.”
BACK: Center top of the shirt you will find a small smiley face med. Yellow in color outlined in black. Followed by a series of phrases each centered on the t-shirt, written in large black print, “Beyond sight….I envision future POSSIBILITIES. The word “possibilities” is all capitalized. Below is followed by the words I can –followed by a bold spacious line. Below that it read I will-followed by a bold spacious line. The purpose of the bold line is for people wearing the t-shirt to fill in the blank with a permanent marker. Next you will read: A person can change his FUTURE by merely changing his ATTITUDE.
2013: light lime green, black and white ink.
FRONT: moving downward in black lettering are the words, “iTap. iGuide. iCan.” Below in black are the silhouettes of two women sharing ear buds connected to an iPhone. A man stops to see what is going on, as his guide dog curiously looks up. The background is the color of the t-shirt and the person silhouettes are in black as well as the dog’s harness. The cane, iPhone, ear buds and the guide dog are in white.
BACK: moving downward in black block lettering EVEN WITHOUT SIGHT THERE IS STILL VISION, the same phrase will be in black puffed Braille, below in white with black dot spacers is the list of sponsors, at the bottom center of the shirt in black is the phrase Ready to Work, Ready to Contribute written in Braille
2012: Sports grey background with white, light blue and black ink colors.
FRONT: On the top left in an arc is the phrase, “The Sky’s the Limit!” in black lettering. Below the lettering is a white sun outlined in black with white sun rays and black highlights. In the center of the sun is the year 2012 in black.
In the center of the shirt is a floppy-eared, white dog guide sitting in the open cockpit of a light-blue, single-engine, propeller airplane. On the side of the plane are the initials WCD in white; outlined in black, and two crossed canes in black and white. Below the airplane is the signature of the artist, Matthew Bennett, and surrounding the airplane are three, puffy, white clouds outlined in black. Below the airplane in large, black, block letters and outlined in white is the phrase, WHITE CANE DAY.
BACK: At the top in puffy black, contracted Braille is the word, Fearless. Below the Braille in a scratchy print font is the word, Fearless, in blue letters outlined in black with white shadowing. A white cane with a black handle is replacing the “L” in Fearless, and a grey dog guide outlined in black with a blue harness is standing on top of the “ss”. Below the design is a list of Sponsors; then the phrase in contracted Braille “Ready to Work Ready to Contribute”
2011: sapphire/turquoise in color with yellow and black ink
FRONT: a large sunflower with a stem outlined in black ink, a majority of the petals are tipped with characteristic droplets, the inside of the petals are yellow with alternating profile images of a woman walking with a dog guide and a man walking with a cane in black ink. In the center of the flower are the words “White Cane Day 2011” in yellow ink with black seedlings. The quote simulating brush painting in black ink with yellow accents is “Growing towards independence” is in capital and lower case lettering with the stem adjoining with the “n” in independence. The artist Molly Birrell’s name is below the bottom left petal.
BACK: a pencil drawing in black ink of two eyes with eyebrows; in the reflection of the left eye is a cane with a crook and in the reflection of the right eye is the head of a dog. The artist Rachel Coberley’s name is to the right bottom of the eyes.
Below is the Quote “BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER” split between two lines in yellow ink and the same phrase is below in black puffed contracted Braille, next are the sponsors and at the bottom of the shirt in puffed Braille is the phrase: Ready to work …Ready to contribute.
2010: Red shirt with white and black ink.
FRONT:WHITE CANE DAY in white block letters, below is a German Sheppard’s head wearing black sunglasses in white and black ink, below the dog there is a white banner with the phrase BLIND TO THE BONE in a smokey font the phrase is in red, behind the German Sheppard there are two white canes crossing with the grips near the dogs ears and the cane tips extend out past the banner, below the banner 2010 in white block letters. There are decorative swirls in white behind the image adding character.
EXPLORING THE WORLD ONE TAP AT A TIME in white puffed Braille split between two lines, below the same phrase in white block lettering, below a thin black line with a decorative swirl, below a list of sponsors. At the bottom of the shirt in puffed Braille is the phrase: Ready to work …Ready to contribute.
2009: white with the ink colors being burnt orange, beige and brown.
FRONT: Starting at the top of the t-shirt moving down
WHITE CANE DAY in burnt orange ink in western style lettering, behind white cane day is a light brown sunburst. Moving down there is a square frame made of barbed wire at the 12 o’clock position 2009 in white surrounded by a burnt orange oblong circle, at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock there are tiny five point stars, in the bottom left hand corner of the frame is a pair of cowboy boots with spurs and a hat. Inside the frame on the left there is an image of two peoples legs from below the waist facing inward as if they were walking with their canes extended forward; facing them there is a person and a German Sheppard dog guide in harness facing the people with the canes. The dog guide is in front and the person is behind the dog. Below the frame are the words DOING THE TEXAS TWO TAP in burnt orange ink and western style lettering.
Starting at the top of the t-shirt moving down
Across the top is barbed wire with a five point star in the center, below in burnt orange ink in all caps contracted Braille is the phrase: THE ONLY DISABILITY IS A BAD ATTITUDE, the same phrase in all capitol print is below the Braille in western style lettering also in burnt orange ink, below in the center is a pair of cowboy boots with spurs and a cowboy hat, moving down are the list of sponsors which will be finalized closer to the event, below after the sponsors is the phrase “ready to work, ready to contribute” in contracted Braille.
2008: burnt orange shirt with black and cream print.
FRONT: starting from the top is WHITE CANE DAY (black text) in all capital letters below is the State of Texas (cream with black outline)with 2008 (black text) separated by the panhandle walking through the state is a person traveling with a dog guide and a person with a cane. There is a star where Austin is located. Located near the southwest part of the state where Mexico is located is Austin, Texas (black text). At the southern tip is the signature of the artist Harry Bokemeyer.
BACK: from the top down in Braille the phrase “NEVER LOST…FOREVER EXPLORING!” (black)will be split between two lines. Below the Braille the phrase will be written in print. Moving down will be a list of sponsors and at the very bottom of the t-shirt will be in Braille “Ready to work, Ready to contribute”
2007: canary yellow with white and black print.
FRONT: starting from the top moving down is WHITE CANE DAY 2007 (black text), below there are 9 boxes in three rows and three columns (white ink). In the boxes there is artwork (black ink) varying from people with canes, to dogs, squirrels, teddy bears using canes. Below is the phrase: Artwork contributed by the students of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Below AUSTIN, TEXAS (black ink).
BACK: From the top of the t-shirt in Braille the phrase: I’M NOT JUST BLIND…I’M OUT OF SIGHT!”(white). Below the Braille, the phrase will be written in print. Moving down the t-shirt will be a list of sponsors and at the very bottom of the t-shirt will be in Braille “Ready to Work, Ready to Contribute”
2006: royal blue with light blue, white and black print.
FRONT: White Cane Day 2006 in an arc above the Austin skyline with the Capitol in the center moving forward from the Capitol is a sidewalk with an animated dog guide with a harness on and its tail wagging in the air. Next to the dog guide is an animated long white cane with one hand on its hip and the other hand waiving and a smile on its face. Below is Austin, Texas.
BACK: from the top of the shirt moving down in Braille is HOW IS MY DRIVING? (white). Below the Braille, the phrase will be written in print (Black). Moving down the shirt will be a list of sponsors and at the very bottom of the t-shirt will be in Braille “Ready to Work, Ready to Contribute”
2005: red with black and white print.
FRONT: globe splint in half horizontally on the top left corner are the words MANY WAYS TO then are start bursts in shapes of triangles. In the middle are the words: WHITE CANE DAY, Austin, Texas, 2005. Blow the words are the figures of a person using an cane walking inward and opposite them is a person using a dog guide. Below is the second half of the globe, starbursts in shapes of triangles then the words: TRAVEL THE WORLD.
BACK: quotation “…LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING.” –HELLEN KELLER-