Do you recognize this t-shirt from 1992?
April 26, 2023 8:15 AM   Subscribe

In this 1992 video the person on the right is wearing a fun t-shirt with a geometric leopard cat thing. Do you recognize the design? At 0:14 there's a closeup but it's still too blurry to read the text at the upper left. Because of the square background, it kind of looks like it might be from a record album cover
posted by moonmilk to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Great question! Tshirts like this I feel were everywhere in the 90s so I don't think it's an album cover. I think the key is the signature but Pixel Enhance is only a TV gimmick sadly! Google image search of a screenshot of the tshirt is finding nothing.

I've tried some names...Fran Fenimore? Nothing. Emma Everyone? Too much nonsense.
posted by london explorer girl at 8:57 AM on April 26 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I found the full episode, and at 13:22 Hannah moves and you can see the word LYNX at the lower right. I believe it's also on her sleeve.

Digging a bit further, it's one of three "roar of disapproval" shirt designs for the Lynx Trust in the 1980s, this one by Cathie Felstead, and you can buy it here.
posted by zippy at 9:24 AM on April 26 [43 favorites]

Yeah, this is definitely a design type I remember seeing frequently. I also agree it's not an album cover, the square shape was just a popular style choice. Unfortunately all my searches are coming up with random mixes of true vintage and "vintage" designs, none of which look right.
posted by PussKillian at 9:25 AM on April 26

Response by poster: Thanks, zippy! Great detective work and I might need to buy a shirt now.
posted by moonmilk at 9:43 AM on April 26 [2 favorites]

Wow! I love a good roar of disapproval
posted by bozulbang at 9:51 AM on April 26

Amazing. I have just ordered one.
posted by essexjan at 2:01 PM on April 26 [3 favorites]

I had an email from an actual person at Lynx today acknowledging my order. I replied saying that there might be more orders than normal and sent her a link to this thread. She said there were waaay more orders than she'd have expected in her Inbox this morning, and now she knows why!
posted by essexjan at 7:26 AM on April 27 [11 favorites]

Response by poster: Amazing! I'm planning to order soon too, if they ship to the US.
posted by moonmilk at 10:01 AM on April 27 [2 favorites]

Oh my goodness. I have one of the original t-shirts - the Hilary McManus design.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:50 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

It's by Cathie Felstead for the Lynx anti-fur campaign back in the 1990's. We have just re-issued this vintage shirt, along with the two other design originals. Check out our website
posted by LynxLK at 5:07 AM on May 6 [4 favorites]

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