When we launched the Blasfome Team over a year ago we planned on giving each member of the team a signature tee. It took us over a year to get everything in place and get it right. Finally the first Blasfome Team Signature tee is here.
We are proud to announce the release of the John Wagner Signature Tee. John was the first person Blasfome decided to sponsor. He has been instrumental in the development of our Drift team and generally embodies everything Blasfome stands for. For all of his hard work being… well, himself it seemed only right that John got the first Signature Tee.
The John Wagner Signature tee is Blasfome and John Wagner’s take on one of John’s favorite skateboard graphics from the early 90’s the 101 Natas Kaupas Model. The graphic originally bears Natas’s name and branding for 101 and it is a reference to rumors that Natas was a satan worshiper or worse yet Satan himself. This played amazingly with rumors that members of Blasfome’s staff and creators are somehow Satanists or rumored to be in the illuminati. The graphic was painstakingly recreated bearing John’s name in place of Natas’s and Blasfome branding in place of the 101 branding. The entire process is an homage to the trend of co-opting logos and graphics that was popular among skateboard graphic designers of the time. This play on 101’s infamous graphic continues with advertising that mimics the original 101 art work from the time of the board’s release.
The John Wagner Signature Tee will debut this weekend at the East Coast Bash Clubloose Drifting Event in Englishtown, NJ and will go on sale on the Blasfome website and in-store Monday July 1.