Shallow North Dakota's Tony Jacome Honoured with Tribute Merch Line
Proceeds from T-shirt and print sales will support the late drummer's family
Published Nov 22, 2021Last month, Tony Jacome — singer-drummer of the Hamilton-based sludge metal trio Shallow North Dakota — sadly passed away at the age of 45 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Since his passing, local illustrator Matthew Daley has designed a memorial merchandise line to help raise money for the musician's family.
Created in collaboration with the surviving members of the band, Daley designed a risograph print that "depicts Tony doing what he did best," with an illustration of a drummer turning his head to sing into a mic.
"I created this tribute image of him destroying a drum kit while bellowing as he did so expertly for years in the mighty Shallow North Dakota," Daley wrote in an Instagram post.
The design — printed onto T-shirts and vellum cardstock in different colourways — is available through Daley's Shiny Pliers, with items running from $30 to $40 CAD.
"In October 2021 Tony Jacome — drummer/singer for Canadian noise rock legends Shallow North Dakota and all-around fine human being entered the gates of Valhalla after a cancer battle," reads an item description. "This T-shirt honours his memory in illustrated form, and proceeds from sales will go to the Jacome family."
See the print below, and head to Shiny Pliers to pick up your own.
Back in January, Jacome's family launched a GoFundMe to help deal with expenses related to his diagnosis. At the time, the Jacome family had recently moved into a new home and were experiencing difficulty getting work because of the pandemic. The fundraiser, which is still active, has raised $47,224 of its $75,000 goal as of press time.