Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two Very Unique Items - Amazing Street Art & Another Crew Jacket

These two new additions to the collection are extraordinary.

Have I been buying some jackets lately, or what?  The newest, and probably final, crew jacket to join the ranks is made of a much lighter material.  The front says Craft Service.  Craft services are very important on a television or movie set.  They make the food!  In my experiences on set, the food is always key.  I've heard that good food makes a happy set.  I sure ate like a king on the set of the Dukes movie.  When Jeff works on the set of the several Pittsburgh based movies and TV shows, he always has a lot to say about craft services.  Food is very important.  It seems this jacket was given out to those skilled culinary purveyors during the first season of the Dukes of Hazzard.  

The back has a design that I've only seen a few times.  It's not your average General Lee with rebel flag background.  It sure is colorful and bright.  The jacket is in perfect condition.  There is not a tear or stain on it.  Like my Crew Police Jacket, I don't think this one was ever worn.

It's dated 1979.  So, it's from the first season.  It could even be from the Georgia episodes.

The design really seems to capture the regal connotation of the title.  Imagine a world before Dukes.  (It's quite difficult for me to do that.)  The first time people heard the title they probably pictured Knights, maidens, and even archers.  Our knights wore plaid and out maiden wore short shorts, but we did have archers!  With Dukes in the title it could have been more Game of Thrones than Hazzard County charm.  Thankfully most of our horses were under the hood of the Gen'ral.  Someone at the design department didn't get the memo.  Whoever was in charge of this logo still added the noble splendor on top of the (incredibly cheesy) artwork of the General and the stars and bars.  It doesn't exactly fit in, but it does make for a cool collectible.  There is also a hat floating around that shares the design.  I'll have to find one of those.

Angeltown is responsible for the jacket.  Google isn't helping me find much info on them.

I scored two TV show crew jackets within a few months of each other.  They look great together.

That is one amazing line of Dukes of Hazzard outerwear.  My two movie crew jackets and my two TV show crew jackets.  They look great!

The next addition is stunning.  It's an original piece of art on canvas by the elusive street artist JPS.  It is truly beautiful.  

I found JPS on twitter.  Check out his profile.  The above picture shows you how awesome he is.  We all recognize that shirt.  He is based in the U.K. and his work can be seen all over.  

As soon as I saw his work titled General Lee Vandalism, I feel in love.  I followed him and contacted him right away.  

His work includes many pop culture favorites.  This Goonies Chunk of Wall is so cool.

The use of shadows really adds to the depth of his work.

You know I am a sucker for Castle Grayskull.  I love the way JPS uses the environment to be a part of overall presentation.

A lot of his pieces have great titles that make the artwork even more fun.

It really looks like you could pick this tank up.

This is one of my favorites.  What a perfect place for the T-800 Cybernetic Organism.  Imagine exploring this location at night and coming across Arnie!

This Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal is just so cool!

I would love to come across this kind of artwork in my area.  There aren't many skilled street artists like JPS out there, that's for sure.  

He recently created a new Dukes piece that is also awesome.  Maybe I'll add that to the collection down the road.  

I couldn't be happier about my JPS General Lee Vandalism piece.  I love the contrast of the orange General against the purple background.  The detail on the car is perfect.  This is definitely a special addition to the collection.  I'm really glad to have met the awesome artist JPS and I can't wait to see more of his work!

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