60s Camp Brainwash Airbrush Neon Sweatshirt Small

Chest: 19.5 in.

Length: 27 in.

Sleeve: 21.5 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Unbranded 

This fire deadstock sweatshirt from the 1960s is decorated with a cool neon airbrushed graphic that reads, "Camp Brainwash." Airbrushed clothing began as a trend in the 1950s when artists who used the tool to detail cars, particularly hot rods, began airbrushing t-shirts as well. 

One of the early airbrush artists was Stanley Mouse, the son of a Disney animator. Mouse was prominent in Detroit hot rod culture, creating extravagant paint jobs to cars across the city. But using cars as a canvas was not sustainable, and he began using his skills on t-shirts. Mouse teamed up with Alton Kelley to create innovative advertising designs. Most notably, they designed the Grateful Dead skeleton and roses. 

Another famous airbrush artist was Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, who also began his career working on hot rods before switching to t-shirt designs. Roth designed the character, "Rat Fink," in this style, evolving into a super successful comic series in the 80s and 90s. 

Tag says large but this sweatshirt fits like a modern unisex adult small. This sweatshirt is deadstock/unworn but has spots and discoloration throughout from age, see pics.




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