Originally Printed in 1988!
As THIS is the 1st Edition Re-Issue of Stone Glasses tee, we are bringing it back the original "white" version. This is NOT a Gecko Beach Tee -- this is the closest tee we could currently find that is similar to the older, "beefy" "single stitch" tees.
What makes this tee version so authentic? I'm glad you asked!
- We worked with Stan Peralta, the original Gecko artist who drew it in 1988 to restore it by hand!
- Glow-In-the-dark, Retro Puffed Ink Gecko on both sides!
- Uses a tee very similar to our original Beefy tees from the 1980s.
- Classic 1980's fit - wider sleeves, slightly thicker cotton weight.
- 100% Cotton!
- You'll literally feel like you teleported in time!
- These will sell out!
PRINTED AT GECKO HQ2 IN CALIFORNIA!
ABOUT "THE GECKO ISLAND"
"The Gecko Island" was hand-drawn back in 1988 by original Gecko Hawaii artist Stan Peralta -- who made several of the original classic Gecko Hawaii Tees. The Gecko Island was part of a set of tees we released in the spring and summer of 1988 and 1989 called the "Gecko Passport" which featured different secret surf locations across the world. This particular design was from a set of 3 -- 2 of which we have released: "The Wild Gecko Islands" and "Secret Paradise"
We have wanted to release The Gecko Islands for a long time now, but no longer had the original artwork, as it had sunk to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean -- so, we took the only version of it that we could find in existence -- (owned by a Gecko Team Member) which was thoroughly "vintage" and on a neon green tee, took a photo of it, and then reached out to Stan Peralta for his help in recreating the original design.
Stan used the photo as a starting point and then redrew the original -- along with 1 new, change: The Geckos are now bigger than in the original, so that we could have an AWESOME looking effect for the 1st Re-Issue that Glows-In-The-Dark!