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Original Tee Shirt Designs
I'm down to my last pair of Chucks after buying 10 pairs in 2003, when Nike bought Converse. A modern recreation of a nice typographic treatment in the original poster version for the senator's presidential campaign. Brother can you spare a dime? This represents the apex of artistic quality of US coinage. Since then? Quality's dropping faster than the dollar. "Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself.
But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? Richard Milhous Nixon coulda been a great president....If only J. Edgar Hoover had lived another month or so.... In the early 1970s, Trav’s Inn was known to locals as “ a serious drinkers bar”, a motorcycle hangout prone to Friday night fights among the bikers. "Here Come The Wings" from an 1898 book by Professor LeBlanc. When baseball was worth a damn, I was of course an American League fan. Here is a 1917 White Sox Team Logo, reimagined. Like sex, Chicago according to Nelson Algren is "a rigged ball game." Back when music was good, we listened to this. In re-imagining this 1980 sticker from a rock station stuck on a high school binder, I smote the lame acts in the original and replaced them with gods. Know someone who plays a Rickenbacker 4001 bass?
Reward him for his good taste with this tee shirt. Mellow Out Or You Will Pay.
Poster for the Dead Kennedys playing with Government Issue at GW in Washington DC circa 1979. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?! From the BFC Collection
"God is Dead" - Nietzsche
"Nietzsche Is Dead" - God Ever wanted to be a letterman in the 1950s? Now's your chance to stand out & look good. Ever read Highlights Magazine at the dentist's office?
It turns out Gallant could be a real SOB... Disco killed good music. It begat all the garbage that is music today. Know any bass players or guitarists? This design is for those in the know. Wandering through Flatland streets, buildings, rivers, mountains, clouds & moon, if you see Mister U first everyone owes you a beer. Lynyrd Skynyrd's bass player Leon Wilkeson wears a shirt with this motto on the cover of Skynyrd's Street Survivors LP. Millie's is another non-extant dive at which I used to drink in Adams-Morgan, Washington DC. After being thrown out of high school in 1981 I worked at a place which did backstage catering for all the bands that came to play @ CapCentre in Largo, MD, in this case: Queen.
These backstage passes got us everywhere in the arena, and over a year-and-a-half I got to meet Freddy Mercury & Brian May; Van Halen; The Who; Ozzy Osbourne; Richie Blackmore; and others. Know anyone with the initials or name GG? Gigi? Graham Greene? Great Gatsby? Glenn Gould? Gray Ghost? G. Gordon? Is this shirt a gift or a curse? It's hard to say when you're coming and going. Anyone else get expelled senior year?
December of senior year, to be precise. Patriotism, nostalgia, graphic design and cows - what more could you want in these dark days?! A typographic exploration of the fine print on a bottle of household cleanser. An exploration of the BOC's soft white underbelly....
I re-imagined the Blue Öyster Cult's logo without using their symbol (but kept the umlaut.) This lovely tee shirt is based on a reconstruction of a 1911 baseball card from the Library of Congress. Play ball, and give this tee to a baseball fan. When I was a kid, this robot mantra scared the Hell out of me (almost out, anyway.) If you don’t know what this is, buy it & wear it & at least pretend you’re cool. "Trust In God & Keep Your Powder Dry", or, "Always be prepared to take action yourself if necessary." I came across the phrase soon after watching Magnum Force, that was that, the .357 image was fully-formed. Ever share a mix-tape? Like better audio? Do you know what was Good? This tee shirt is for you or a friend. Wear this Vintage Japanese Record Label T-Shirt & look better. 45rpm adapter, No. 2: If you don’t know what this is, buy it & wear it & at least pretend you’re cool.
DELETE YOUR MP3 COLLECTION, SMASH YOUR SCREENS, SHRED YOUR CDS, LISTEN TO VINYL. IMPROVE YOUR LIFE IN DOING SO.
What was, was better. Show you know that with this well-known Worcester, Mass., college lacrosse varsity letter from 1958. John Brown preaches "The Who Live At Leeds" (the greatest live LP of all time) to calm the masses.
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