Memorializing homicide victims

  • Growing business: Leonard Brown, who designed memorial T-shirts at Studio X for more than a decade, recently started his own business in Broward County. Nadege Green

  • Amanda Brewer looks over her collection of R.I.P. T-shirts in her Liberty City apartment. Many of the victims were relatives of hers who were shot and killed in Miami. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Shoppers at the USA Flea Market, pass by the Sudio X booth, where photos of hundreds of faces of people who have died decorate the booth that designs and prints R.I.P. t-shirts. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Amanda Brewer in her Liberty City apartment looking over her collection of R.I.P. t-shirts. Many of the victims were relatives of hers who died violent deaths on the streets of Miami. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Binders on a shelf inside the Studio X R.I.P. t-shirt store, in the USA Flea Market, are full of photos of the deceased whose loved ones have designed RIP t-shirts for over the years. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Studio X, inside the USA Flea Market, designs and prints R.I.P. t-shirts, necklaces and other memorable for customers looking to remember loved ones they have lost. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Hai Haliva, owner of Studio X, and Ayleen Lopez, a graphic designer, work inside the booth at the USA Flea Market, where they design R.I.P. t-shirts for customers. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami rapper Desloc Piccalo helped popularize the memorial shirt with his popular hit “Picture on a T-shirt,” in the ‘90s, but now tells fans he doesn’t want them to end up on a T-shirt. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami rapper Desloc Piccalo helped popularize the memorial shirt with his popular hit “Picture on a T-shirt,” in the ‘90s, but now tells fans he doesn’t want them to end up on a T-shirt. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami rapper Desloc Piccalo helped popularize the memorial shirt with his popular hit “Picture on a T-shirt,” in the ‘90s, but now tells fans he doesn’t want them to end up on a T-shirt. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami rapper Desloc Piccalo helped popularize the memorial shirt with his popular hit “Picture on a T-shirt,” in the ‘90s, but now tells fans he doesn’t want them to end up on a T-shirt. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Studio X, a USA Flea Market store that produces memorial shirts for those who have passed, displays its samples of t-shirts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Studio X produces memorial shirts of victims of gun violence. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Desloc Piccalo, 37, poses at Studio X, a store that produces memorial shirts of victims of gun violence. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami rapper Desloc Piccalo helped popularize the memorial shirt with his popular hit “Picture on a T-shirt,” in the ‘90s, but now tells fans he doesn’t want them to end up on a T-shirt. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Studio X, a USA Flea Market store that produces memorial shirts for those who have passed, displays its samples of t-shirts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Studio X, a USA Flea Market store that produces memorial shirts for those who have passed, displays its samples of t-shirts. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Studio X, a USA Flea Market store that produces memorial shirts for those who have passed, displays its samples of t-shirts CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Studio X owner Hai Haliva shows one of the t-shirts produced by his store. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Desloc Piccalo, 37, poses at Studio X, a store that produces memorial shirts of victims of gun violence. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • FILE--Glenn Forshee photographed on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Glenn's 12-year old daughter, Tequila Forshee, was murdered in Miami Gardens. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • FILE--Glenn Forshee, (red cap) father of Tequila Forshee, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in Miami Gardens getting her hair braided by her grandmother in anticipation of the start of school, speaks after an anti-gang walk in Miami Gardens. Monday, Aug., 26, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF