I just had a great time finishing up another fun design for the Long Beach K-9 Officers Association event. I’ve been lucky, they’ve asked to use my artwork three years now, and I’ve been given artistic license to come up with whatever I think is cool!
This year I did a couple different versions, a 6 color design for their main shirt (the screenprinter will be adding in the text this year) and a simpler, 4 color design for black shirts if they desire that route (white is a color on black shirts, remember).
The previous years’ event shirts were also involving a K9 theme as well:
The annual car show is to help officers raise funds to purchase the department’s K9 officers – here is a blurb from their website:
It is a little-known fact that the City of Long Beach does not purchase its own dogs for use in the Police K-9 Unit; the individual officers who wish to handle the dogs must share in the purchase of their first dog. These K-9 teams represent a unique and important asset to both the Police Department and the City of Long Beach.
The Long Beach K-9 Officers Association is a non-profit organization which was established by members of the community with the goal of promoting and supporting the K-9 Unit. The Association has no official connection with the City of Long Beach.
Among its other activities, the Association provides financial assistance to acquire new dogs for the K-9 Unit as well as assisting in the food and medical costs of those dogs retired from the active duty role of police K-9 work.
If you’re in the Long Beach area on May 7th this year, be sure to check out the car show, hosted by the Sultans! For more information, click here.