ONLY 100 Made!
LAUNCH DATE: 11/25 @11:59PM PST
1989 Splatter Jade
Features: Rare Splatter Color, 2X Puff Ink
Originally Printed: 1989
Number Printed: 100
History: When we first created Splatter, it was mostly in Black and White. However, as time went on, we released Splatter on several different colors for a year or two — including purple, turquoise, blue, and this dark jade. We re-developed this dark mint/jade version for the new season of Stranger Things -- and it was too cool not to make a few more! It can be worn anytime of the year, but it's great if you want to have a 1980s "holiday" splatter feel!
Collector's Edition 1st Re-Issue
Gecko Hawaii teamed up with one of long time artists to bring back one of the most popular requests since our relaunch!
We worked with Dennis back in the late 80s & 90s — and he created hundreds of thousands of Gecko Hawaii Splatter tees. Since then, Dennis has worked with every brand in the book, from brands like OP and Bugle Boy in the 80’s to Yeezy and Supreme today.
About Gecko Hawaii's Original White SPLATTER
We use our white cotton beach tees for this one, so that it feels extra soft, "light and fluffy" and can be worn on even the hottest of days!
For all of those DIY Gecko Hawaii fanatics -- this is a PERFECT tee to practice your experimental dye jobs, tie dye, and more. You can make it any color like! We just recommend using a little less dye than normal in the washer -- to keep the color of the dimensional puff ink.
Our Beach tees are the perfect fit if you are ripped and like to show off -- if you are more on the skinny side, we recommend the actual size -- and if you are more closer to going up a size soon, we recommend getting 1 size larger than you normally wear, as these tees are 100% cotton and can shrink in the dryer if you want them too. If you generally like a slightly looser t -- go one size up. If you like a fitted t -- get your actual size.
The Look, The Feel, The History of Gecko's Splatter:
Our neon green, pink, white, blue and black splatter was different than other contemporary’s at the time because although we used neon — it was much more subtle — using super small — yet evenly dispersed paint specks all over the shirt. At the time (and still today), most splatter shirts consisted of either one color, multi-color with huge streaks and splashes. That can look cool, but it can also be hard to pull off and can look too busy. We wanted to release something that had a “pop” and was rad — but was strong and subtle. By using the “speckle/splash” technique, it gave the shirt a look as though it was almost part of the fabric itself.
If you still happen to own of the early splatter shirts, you’d notice that the paint had a lot more texture to it. As time went on, with larger mass production, the addition of graphics, and new types of paint — the splatter was flattened in the “flashing” process. However, our goal for the first Splatter shirts, hoodie, jogger re-release was to re-create that first ever splatter shirt we made. It is fully equipped with the original texturized splatter from the late 80’s early 90’s (check out the video, we even used some of the VERY SAME paint from back then!). with a simple pocket logo. This required us to splatter by hand — not by graphic design or digital printer.You can feel the quality and it is AWESOME. As far as we know, there is nothing else out there like it today.