Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Last Match Studios

Chris Martin, the driving force behind Last Match Studios, has brought to my attention their amazing brand of  t-shirts. You might not know him by name, but you've certainly seen his designs on brands like Levi's, Lucky Brand, Harley-Davidson, etc.. Last Match Studios was started in 1995 in San Francisco as a design/print shop and primarily dealt with the music industry. They have existed as a t-shirt brand for the past 4 years and implements Chris' amazing artwork using traditional design techniques, hand lettering and illustration.

His designs are very well done interpretations of classical mid 20th century artwork and brand logos. I've had the opportunity to both see and wear them myself and I can say they are a true value in the retro-design t-shirt market. The t-shirts themselves are similar to another Pasadena based brand (who shall remain nameless), but are their own animal. Slightly fitted, soft and thin like a vintage t-shirt would be. All 100% made in the US of A to boot. Here are a few of  Last Match's current offerings:

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