Monday, April 28, 2008

Sundazed blasts off with Flora

Sundazed Records, one of the world's foremost boutique rock reissue labels, offers a new limited edition T-shirt emblazoned with a Jim Flora space-age pan-galactic starship.

The original 1958 illustration (from the back of a Billy Mure LP) was black & white. Sundazed offers two colorized editions, the mustardy-cheesey:

And the aqua & salmon tinted:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

SALMON!!!???!!! *a-hem* I will have forty-two dozen, please.
Love,
Al-Bear

Gordon/EnormoCorp said...

The sHirts two forty DOZen are BEiNg shipt to you Mr. Baer fir WISEGuy 2008 convenshun vya PONY Ixrepress. You CAn send The Munny by PayPol. Thanxk. GorDon of EnorMOcoRp.

Ernie said...

I was going to say something about those colors seeming Flora-propriate, but I don't want to get a bunch of shirts shipped to me, post-Age doo.

J.D. King said...

I have that LP, and always thought it looked just like a Flora, but it's unsigned. And I thought the deal was, if it's unsigned, it's not Flora. I don't know where I got that idea, but I guess I'm wrong.

Regardless, cool image, fer shure!

Irwin Chusid said...

Lots of Flora covers are unsigned, including the most famous: Mambo For Cats. The artist's name appears nowhere on the sleeve. Others (e.g., Pete Jolly Trio) are unsigned and Flora's name is typeset. No pattern. The Billy Mure was discovered (in his LP stacks) by Jack Fetterman, who designed the first Flora website (in 1998). We both have no doubt it's Flora. We've seen copycats, but that rocket's the real deal.

J.D. King said...

"Lots of Flora covers are unsigned, including the most famous: Mambo For Cats. The artist's name appears nowhere on the sleeve."

DUH!

I stand corrected, sir! And chagrined! Not grinnin'!

:O