60s North Valley YMCA Rat Finks Jersey t-shirt Medium
Chest 18.5 in.
Length 26 in.
Content: 62% Rayon, 38% Cotton
Tag Brand: Unbranded
This amazing black, orange, and white jersey style shirt is from all the way back in the 60s. It has the text "North Valley YMCA" across the front, with a early design of the popular character Rat Fink in the middle of the shirt. Rat Fink was a cartoon rat designed by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth in the 50s and 60s. The character was a direct response to the popularity of Mickey Mouse. As opposed to the other famous cartoon rodent, Rat Fink is designed to be overly grotesque and depraved. He became a very popular design soon after his conception and well in to the future. He is now synonymous with classic hot rod, surf, and rockabilly culture.
Ed Roth's artwork helped to pioneer the Kustom Kulture of automobile enthusiasts. He became known for his "weirdo t-shirt" designs which he airbrushed and sold at car shows in the late 50s. The Hot Rod magazine, Car Craft took notice of the unique designs and Rat Fink later made his first Car Craft appearance in 1963. That same year Revell Model Company released a plastic model of the character.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium