Pelons are extremely rare "practice pieces" for the early t-shirt designs. Before production was initiated, the image or design was tested on cotton cloth or burlap to determine the color and line accuracy of the piece. Only a few of the "tests" were preserved once the design was deemed acceptable and the t-shirt went into production.
Bill Graham revisited his old Bronx neighborhood in August, 1986 and foresaw a menacing problem in the drug craze that had effectively wiped out the area's local culture. Graham's plans to stage a Crack Benefit in the city were scaled back several times, since few shared his apprehension of the drug problem. Ultimately, two concerts were held; one in Madison Square Garden and the other, an all-Latin show at the Felt Forum the next night. Arlene Owseichik's design for the Friday night concert was a stark message.