I just Debuted some new designs at Our Last Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Race in August...Really excited about this....what I Call the "1961 Retro T-shirt"..let me set you up. Lot of "Vintage" Rod, Drag and Speed Shop shirt designs have been cropping up in the last few years. All computer graphics program generated. Now first ...I like and appreciate the work of some very talented Artists, who do capture the look and feel of the period. Then there's reproductions being made of actual early and mid sixties (Even fifties) of what was done back then. With this project, I tried to design a shirt 'That Never Existed" But make it look like a reproduction of How they did it back then,and what It might have looked like, If in fact ,the owners had gotten them printed. So No computers or point & click fonts back then. You had to use press type or HAND DRAW everything ,to make a film positive and 'burn' your Screen to print the shirt. I figure they would have said" Copy the Entrance Sign" ....So that's what I did. I hand drew the Rail and the lettering in two color format. To refresh your memory...Heres the first entrance Sign.Took some artistic 'license' to fudge up some stuff and futher make it look even more authentic...'how it would have been set -up' by ...Who knows? "New Milford Screen Printing & Embroidery"?...remember...it was 1961. Then theres all the other sign designs that followed, mostly redone by me. One of the last ones is what I based the Nostalgia Drags Logo on ...but thats another subject:
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