Monday, November 29, 2010

T-Shirt of the Week: Official Warfare (Original)

This one goes waaay back. Here is my original "Official Warfare" T-Shirt. This shirt was purchased from one of the original Wax Trax! catalogues/flyers that were inserted with copies of Front 242 12" vinyl albums and singles. Long before the internet and Transmission 242, this was the only way you could get your hands on 242 Merchandise.

This was my "Official attire" for any and every 242 concert I could attend. I wore this shirt everywhere, and still wear it sometimes today! It has held up well, despite it being almost 24 years old!!! It has faded but the screening work has retained most of its shape.

This is an iconic 242 piece. The helicopter and Russian typography are quintessential 242. In fact, you can still purchase this T-Shirt today via Transmission 242: http://front242.com/site/content/merchandise.asp?type=1&id=14

Official Warfare T-Shirt circa 1986

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6 comments:

  1. I've got one too... mine has "only" seen 21 years of use and is currently in the laundry. :D

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  2. I got one of this T-shirt in 242 shows here in Brazil in 1993 ! Still wearing it !

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  3. Here is to the longevity of Front 242, the Front 242 fans, and to their shirts!!!

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  5. Nice! Still have my original as well. Those were the days, ordering through WaxTrax and relying on brochures and mail updates instead of the net! Good times! Long live Front 242!

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  6. I still have my original T too!

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