Est. 75 Tee by Grafletics
The Portland Timbers are an institution here in PDX. To be honest, I never cared about soccer until moving to Portland in 2010. My first game experience was a few years back, in the pouring rain alongside 17,000 in attendance. A big part of the attendees is the Timbers Army - easily the most loyal and passionate fan base I've come across in professional sports. During games The Army chants, sings, hoots, and hollers and this happens through the games entirety. It gives the whole live game experience a real European feel. Like most designs in the Grafletics catalog, The Est. 75 Tee came out of shear necessity. That day I searched far and wide for a tee that was as unique as what I'd just experienced. I couldn't find one, mostly just logo tees with a big fat axe on the front. Being the t-shirt purveyor and aficionado that I am I decided to build a graphic based on the Timbers founding year of 1975. The design is made to feel like it came from back in the day. It's printed with water based inks which means the graphic becomes part of the the cotton after the first wash and gets more "vintagy" with every wash thereafter. I'm most proud of this design and can't wait to see someone wearing one around town. Below image features Timbers Defender Ray Martin leading Portand into battle during the NASL 1975 Soccer Bowl.