This year marks the 30th Anniversary for Seaside. Much time has been spent collecting stories and pictures to celebrate this milestone. Recently we were approached by Diane Dorney, director of the Seaside Institute and Zach Borders with Civic Art Works to reproduce one of the first Seaside t-shirts to help them with fundraising for the development of a Nolli Map of the town of Seaside.
Looking through the archives of pictures, we found this great photo of Andres Duany and a group of young architects working on the town plan back in 1980.
Andres is wearing one of the first Seaside t-shirts that founders Robert and Daryl Davis designed. Daryl had taken a drafting course at a local vocational school and actually created the Seaside mark using a letterpress. She purchased Hanes tees from the basement of Pizitz, Robert's family department store in Birmingham, Alabama.
Daryl sold the original tees at her Seaside Saturday Market for $10. According to Daryl, "Seaside tees provided an opportunity for people to be part of something bigger than them and yet small enough to be considered cool and cult-like."
Now this super-simple tee that helped build a town is available once again. We found a super-soft cotton v-neck and printed just the original logo on the front. This shirt is uni-sex and has a remarkable fit for men and women.
A special hang-tag was created for the shirt by Robert that says it all..."Seaside, a simple, beautiful life."
We hope you will want your own piece of Seaside history by owning your own vintage tee.
These limited edition shirts are available through our web store or at the Seaside Classic Store.