I've been making mango art since the 1970's. It started with short films ("Mango Madness"et al.), thirty years of parades, and now, a new country.
The Mango Republic really started back in '81 when I dreamed up the King Mango Strut parade. I have designed many posters and t-shirts for the king's kingdom and his grand Grove procession.
This fall I began concentrating on the mango king's country itself thinking, "What is this kingdom?", "What makes its people ("the Mangoheads") happy?" and lately, "What do they wear?"
I've come up with a couple T-shirt designs for now. Wearing these will allow Mango Republicans to show their mango pride.
You can buy one today.
Choose from two designs, the first one being,
-The Mango Republic's Coat of Arms
This shirt features the King's insignia, his smiling face with his motto, "Fruit, Fun, and Sun" gently caressed by mango leaves.
It comes in both men's and women's styles. They are made of 100% soft-style cotton (4.5 oz). Shrinkage is minimal. The luxurious ringspun weave feels great.
SIZES: The Men's Shirts come in S,M,L, and XL, in mango leaf green, a dark khaki color.
The Women's Shirts also come in S,M, L, and XL in the green you see, a bit lighter than the men's shirts. The women's Mango Republic shirts run small.
PRICE: The Mango Republic shirts cost $14.99 plus shipping.
-Mangohead (Mango Republic Citizen's Shirt),
Our happy Mangohead design is is also offered in both men's and women's styles. The women's shirt come in sky blue and the men's, a very pale baby mango green. The images are a very dark brown.
Both shirts are made of 100% 6.1 oz. "Ultra" cotton (pre-shrunk).
SIZES: Men's shirts are offered in sizes S,M,L, and XL.
The Women's shirts come in the same sizes (S,M,L, and L). Their sizes are "true".
PRICE: We are parting with our Mangoheads for a paltry $12.99 (plus shipping).
PAYMENT: Cash or checks made out to "Mango Republic" for now. In a week you will be able order online and pay, through PayPal, using a credit card. In Florida, please add 7% sales tax.
MAILING ADDRESS: Mango Republic, 3533 Palmetto Ave., Coconut Grove, FL 33133
ORDERING- You can order shirts by,
A) Coming by the house.
B) By mail (until Dec. 15, 2013) and,
C) Online (after Dec. 10, 2013). You will be able to order Mango Republic products online at www.MangoRepublic.org.
HOLIDAY DISCOUNT: Hanukkah is here and Christmas is coming. Take $2 off the price of each garment from now until December 8, 2013.
SHIPPING: Come by the house and we will hand you your shirts for free. If you would like for us to send them to you, add $4 for the first shirt and $1 per shirt thereafter to cover shipping cost (USPS, UPS, or FedEx, in the U.S.). Inquire for prices regarding shipping outside the United States.
Call or write us if you have any questions. 305-448-3775, www.BetterMiami1@yahoo.com .
Happy Holidays from
Glenn, Francesca, and the Mango Republic
I thank our most excellent models, Natalia Gomez and Dylan Terry