Vintage Rock T-Shirts

Vintage Rock T Shirts These artifacts of the original rock and roll era recall a time that seems simpler less commercial and meaningful The tee shirts shown here weren t produced for commercial use but as promotional giv

  • Title: Vintage Rock T-Shirts
  • Author: Johan Kugelberg Seth Weisser Gerard Maione
  • ISBN: 9780789315045
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • These artifacts of the original rock and roll era recall a time that seems simpler, less commercial, and meaningful The tee shirts shown here weren t produced for commercial use but as promotional giveaways by record companies, fans, and festivals such as Woodstock, and the designs from the early days look homemade and amateurish As band shirts became available, recThese artifacts of the original rock and roll era recall a time that seems simpler, less commercial, and meaningful The tee shirts shown here weren t produced for commercial use but as promotional giveaways by record companies, fans, and festivals such as Woodstock, and the designs from the early days look homemade and amateurish As band shirts became available, record companies discovered the promotional power of the tee shirt as human billboard, and their lucrative potential was realized, with shirts bearing logos, band names, show venues, and other marketable details Ultimately rock tee shirts worn with jeans and sneakers became a uniform of conformist non conformism Now the tee shirts from these early days have become one of today s hottest and most costly fashion trends For many people, rock and roll has become a lifestyle Vintage Rock Tee Shirts is a snapshot of this earlier era, with hundreds of T shirts, advertisements, logos, and archival photos.

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    1. Disappointing in that it seemed more concerned with showing contemporary ironic Williamsburg-hipster types modeling vintage rock shirts than exploring the actual history of these artifacts. What text did accompany the book was obscured by being superimposed over annoying photos of said hipsters & the like. A book of straight-forward photos of vintage rock shirts with perhaps an essay or two on their history and why we should care would have been much more effective.

    2. Wow - this book had surprising depth, and definitely made me think more about consumerism, mass-consumption, and had some insight into the appeal of the middle-class buying shirts (and knock-offs) that represent things, places, and ideas that we weren't even born at the time so interesting! Definitely this book made my head hurt a little, in the good way, lol.

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