DeRay Mckesson (Happy Birthday!) OCby Benjamin Joseph Jancewicz
I was literally putting the finishing touches this piece to send as a birthday present for my friend @DeRay late on July 10, 2016. Some people on Twitter sent me his Periscope to watch the #BatonRouge protests live. I watched live as he was tackled from behind and arrested. Brittany eventually got his phone, calmed everyone down, and started getting people organized. He was eventually released, but was one of hundreds of people wrongfully arrested that night.
Vince Lombardi (Happy Birthday!) OCby Benjamin Joseph Jancewicz
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
This was created for Reddit's 2014 Arbitrary Day; Benjamin was paired with redditor Faffri, who is a big fan of the Green Bay Packers. Lombardi immediately came to mind, and the piece was born! A video of the creation of this piece can be seen here:
Kerry Kleid (International Female Ride Day!) OCby Benjamin Joseph Jancewicz
I race because its natural for me.
Kerry Kleid opened the doors for professional women motocross riders by becoming the first woman to possess an American Motorcyclist Association professional motocross license, as well as being inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame. She applied for the license in the 1970s so that she could enter an all-male racing competition. Although her request was initially denied, she eventually received the license, and consequently succeeded in progressing from the novice to expert class in less than a year at the age of 21. Kleid was also a highly respected member of the Metropolitan Sports Committee (MSC).
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