Era: The Wonder Years
"This shirt just shows the genius of Russ and how many different levels of thinking this dude operates on. On a political level, he took current events that were happening at the time with Castro and Che and Cuba. Then he injected his brand with the guerilla ape into it. The simplicity of just one color print, the use of the negative white space to form the ape head, it's just such good execution.
"I can’t state how when you’re an 18, 19-year-old kid trying to find your identity and you hate everything in life. It seems like everything is bad and the whole world's against you when it’s really not. You have this mentality of 'me against the world' and then you see a design like this and it connects. This is why I got so addicted to this culture because of designs like this. It's just so good."