This black vintage video game t-shirt is from Atari's 1980 release of their arcade game Missile Command. The graphic is an iron on of the game's logo of three rockets blasting off into the air.
Missile Command was released in the United States exclusively by Atari and was licensed by Sega to release in Europe. The game could accommodate up to two alternating players who would defend their six cities from missile attack with anti missile guns. Interestingly the plot of the game paralleled current events of cold war and the general angst amongst American's population. Programmer Dave Theurer based the six cities on six real cities in California, and while creating the game would have nightmares of actual nuclear bombs reaching those towns. By 1983 the Missile Command was rated Atari's eighth most popular game. Though today, Atari's video game is considered a classic of the Arcade Game Golden Age.