90s Grateful Dead Bear Rose Skull Tie Dye t-shirt Extra Large
Chest 22.5 in.
Length 29 in.
Sleeve 23 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Anvil
This cool tie-dyed shirt celebrates the band the Grateful Dead, and it combines several of the group's iconic graphics and logos. The Grateful Dead were first formed in the 1960s, and for decades they have attracted a dedicated group of fans, who affectionately refer to themselves as "Deadheads". The band's massive following is largely thanks to their improvisation-laden live shows, which led to them to becoming pioneers of the jam band genre.
The band's iconography is often considered to be just as legendary as their music itself. This shirt features a mashup of their dancing bear mascots and their Steal Your Face skull logo. Both graphics were designed by artist Bob Thomas, although the skull logo was originally conceived by the Grateful Dead's sound engineer, Owsley Stanley, who created the image so he'd be able to easily mark the band's sound cases while they were on the road. Thomas later helped to refine the image before it appeared on the cover of their live album Steal Your Face. The dancing bear is also holding a rose on this shirt, a nod to "Bertha" the rose adorned skeleton created by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, which has become another defining image for the band.
Fits like a modern unisex adult Extra Large. There is a repair on the left sleeve when wearing, see pics.