16 Jun
Signify the lost idealism of the 1960s with a tshirt

Freshjive has just released this tshirt as a tribute to Dennis Hopper who recently passed away at 74 years old. The image, taken by photographer Guy Webster, captures Hopper at his disheveled, sorta zoned out best. Rick Klotz, founder of Freshjive, gives his reasons for the homage:

“Originally making a mark in the 50s alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Giant, he will always be remembered to me from the various colorful and unforgettable roles he played throughout his life: The photojournalist in Apocalypse Now, Frank Booth in Blue Velvet, the father in Rumble Fish, Clifford Worley in True Romance, Howard Payne in Speed, and countless others. He also directed the critically acclaimed Colors, and most notably, Easy Rider in 1969 which became the cinematic symbol of the 1960s, and which a film critic once noted that, “No other persona better signifies the lost idealism of the 1960s than that of Dennis Hopper.” Besides acting, Dennis was a prolific photographer, painter, and sculptor, while once known to be one of Hollywood’s most notorious drug addicts for 20 years.”

Sure you could pen an encyclopedic volume on the merits of Dennis Hopper (altho he did cash in more than a couple times, didn’t he? I mean, Mario Bros???), but sometimes something as simple as wearing a tribute tshirt will do…

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