Never forget

Never forget (Courtesy of Maya Livio, via Society6 / June 13, 2014)

You've seen the photos and the crazy video. Maybe you even caught a glimpse of that poor, doomed steer prancing through the streets of Baltimore.

Now the iconic image of a steer* walking under a sign for "Lake Trout Fried Chicken" can live on in your home.

Former Baltimore resident Maya Livio posted the image to the indie designer site Society6 this afternoon. You can order wall hangings, tshirts, iPhone cases and even a shower curtain with the image.

"I moved to Amsterdam two years ago and ever since then I've been even more nostalgic about Baltimore," Livio, 31, said in a phone interview.

Livio, a former graphic designer who now works as an editor and researcher, said she was following the story of the animal's escapades.  The steer jumped the wall at a West Baltimore meat-processing plant, trotted down North Avenue and was wandering through Mount Vernon when it was fatally shot by police. 

"Everyone was saying that this was so typically Baltimore, especially with the lake trout sign," Livio said.

Livio created an image with the #Bulltimore tag, then friends suggested she make it into a tshirt. She said she plans to donate 50 percent of any profits to the Baltimore Humane Society.

"I felt bad for the bull," she said. 

*Sun food critic Richard Gorelick points out that although initital reports described the runaway bovine as a bull, it is actually a steer. A bull is an intact adult male; a steer has been castrated.