We approached artist Mike Woods about creating architectural drawings for a new series of t-shirts. We began with the Grand Arcade then proceeded to the Carousel, then the old Howard Johnson’s building. This series continues to expand due to Mike Woods’ enthusiasm for the project and the almost limitless architectural history of Asbury Park. Our mission to create new icons for Asbury Park continues to grow.
And No, "Empress" was not printed backwards. This is the view of the iconic sign as seen from the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The Empress artwork is also a nod to Shep Pettibone who opened Paradise Nightclub in the old Empress Hotel way before the comeback, back in 1998!
Printed with the artist’s approval. A percentage of sales goes directly to the artist.