The Love is Love design, by Jessica Sporn, helped launch TeeRico. It was inspired by the need to raise funds for those affected by the 7/2016 Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando, FL. It happened just before the Tony Awards and Hamilton was nominated for multiple categories. Upon winning the Tony for Best Original Score Lin-Manuel surprised everyone by reciting an original sonnet dedicated to love:
“My wife’s the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one, our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
until they’re finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
that nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers.
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.
We rise and fall and light from dying embers.
Remembrances that hope and love live longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
As sacred as a symphony, Eliza tells her story and fills the world with music love and pride.”
This is our most important design suite and it represents our mission perfectly. If it resonates with you please enjoy how it has inspired every product from pins to apparel and beyond. You’ll find Lin-Manuel’s handwritten sonnet available as well as the original design.
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