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Art & Inspiration OG Art From Mike Takagi

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,608

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    OG Art From Mike Takagi


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  2. Great work by Mike and yes that was before my time on here. I'm sure all of those original tees are worn out by now unless they were framed for posterity...........So....with that in mind, hows about a re-do on them, hint, hint.:D;)
  3. I'm with Don! I understand Ryan's desire to (normally) not do anything twice, and I admire him for that stand. But, Boss, sometimes a revisit to the past is both that reminiscing "sip of mental tequila" for those long in the HAMB-tooth and that "first shot" for those of us still wet behind our traditional ears!

    How 'bout it, sir? For the old times....
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  4. Stu
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 941


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  5. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 672

    from Media, PA

    The idea of a reissue appeals to me provided there is some little tweak to distinguish the originals from the new ones. I'm not sure what to suggest, however. I wouldn't change the art work. Maybe a subtle change in the shirts used? (That likely would happen regardless, I suppose.)
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  6. Those were the days......
    Very cool that you finally met the man and even cooler that he not only still had the test panel but brought it to you!
    Very cool, Mike!
  7. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,884

    El Caballo

    I have one somewhere, maybe, or it is an oil rag, can't remember. Thems were days.
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  8. Rocket Scientist Chris
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 530

    Rocket Scientist Chris

    I still have my T-shirt. It made it through Katrina and is still folded with Mikey's sticker on it! :)
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  9. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,882


    Untill I read the story my thought was, oh, a cool new short. Love the story and your hook up with Mike is awesome. John Mearns rules!! The Acme divco is one of my fave hot rods of all times.
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  10. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,884

    El Caballo

    Killer had some cool TSR stuff too as I recall. I wonder what became of him?
  11. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 9,546

    from Raytown Mo

    Yeah I remember those, very cool man. Good post
  12. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,236

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Nice shot. The design is timeless.
  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 22,409

    Jalopy Joker

    great story - Thanks - maybe do a "new (traditional) & improved (?)" version of shirt
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  14. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,710

    from Clovis Ca

    I think if you did do a re-issue, They should be made availible to the first 2500 members only. and then only if you are a Alliance member
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  15. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    Posts: 1,198


    Yes if there is anything we all need more of its car tshirts, jackets and hats!!

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  16. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,225


    Well, we need more shirts that look that good and have such a rich provenance. Great story. The Boss ain't one to give up on some public gratitude just because the deed has some serious age on it. Good on ya, Ryan!
  17. I've still got one of Mike's t-shirts. :cool:
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  18. D type
    Joined: Jul 16, 2010
    Posts: 117

    D type

    Great looking shirt How about a reissue but in a different colour
  19. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 766

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Another vote for a reissue -- the design would make a cool decal too.
  20. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,408


    Mine got trashed during a tranny swap for Brads Merc. I remember it clearly, I screwed up my new tattoo and that shirt all in one shot.

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  21. I still have at least 2. One I wear in the shop and another one I wear for good...wearing it right now, in fact. I"d have to go hunting for the 3rd one. Kind of a strange design but I love it.
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  22. Still have mine, still in service, although lacking a good hot iron..... 20170413_171524.jpg

    Appologies for the upside down shot......from down under ;-)
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
  23. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,942

    from Kansas

    Very cool that 'Mikey' is still around. I have both of mine still V.1 & V.2........I also, still have the 'Mikeys Ts' sticker on my toolbox.


    Oh yea, don't reprint's was funny when I first wore this shirt at BTT50's back in 2002 & walking around the 'show' and people were giving me 'dirty looks' & a few were giving me the "Supersecret" head-nod. I swore that I watched my back while walking around the show. I still think about it to this day of how much the HAMB was 'Punkrock' back then and wearing a "HAMB" shirt out, meant that you might meet someone that you didn't want to meet.......haha.........or you would meet an 'old timer' and he would say "Your just a kid".
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  24. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,288


    Hey guys, Mike just retired so I'm pretty sure he'll be looking for new, interesting things to do! I mean after he decompresses from LSRU roadtrip, that is! I'm in for a couple.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
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  25. Yellow Wagon 409
    Joined: Mar 22, 2017
    Posts: 7

    Yellow Wagon 409

    Do a re-run of the shirts!
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  26. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,770

    from Omaha, NE

    I sure could use a replacement
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  27. Mike's a nice fella--I got to meet him when he and John arrived at Flat Top Bob's last week. I didn't know he was an artist!
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  28. Still got mine.

    I had a decent design or two in the little competition we had. Thought I might have been a contender until Mike showed up and handed me a one way ticket to Palookaville (then Norwell showed up and told me to get the hell out of Palookaville) :D
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  29. fargoguy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2002
    Posts: 174


    My shirt still survives- although modified into a blanket made from hot rod shirts that my wife and daughters made me a couple years ago!
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  30. That's cool.
    I'd not seen this design before.
    The style suits the era thing, maybe a different design in this style?

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