A true piece of graphic tee history

Roach Studios is an Ohio based t-shirt designer that started in 1962.  Graphic tees were actually pretty rare in the 50s and 60s.  There were military and college prints, but not much else.  Then some artists decided to start adorning tees themselves.  They were largely the daredevil set - surfers, racers, bikers and other extreme sport athletes.  

The guys behind Roach were well known and loved in their community.  They had quite a wide range of graphics, but when I found this one I knew it was special because instead of surfers or cars, it took a page from the Peter Max style of psychedelic and cosmic imagery.

Available HERE in our collection of vintage heritage tees on MARKET PUBLIQUE

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