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Does anyone know who the artist is for this?
« on: June 05, 2019, 07:44:20 AM »


This has got to be one of the most influential t-shirt designs in the history of dinosaur enthusiasm, and I know there were other dinosaurs as well. Does anyone know who did it?


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Re: Does anyone know who the artist is for this?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 08:53:16 AM »
Looks like it rips off Charles Knight's classic Tyrannosaurus vs Triceratops painting.
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Re: Does anyone know who the artist is for this?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 02:58:45 PM »


This has got to be one of the most influential t-shirt designs in the history of dinosaur enthusiasm, and I know there were other dinosaurs as well. Does anyone know who did it?

Do explain to us how it is the "Most Influential T-Shirt Design in the History of Dinosaur Enthusiasm"
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Re: Does anyone know who the artist is for this?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 12:07:27 AM »
I immediately thought it is reminiscent of Charles Knight's work, too.


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Re: Does anyone know who the artist is for this?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 03:51:31 AM »


This has got to be one of the most influential t-shirt designs in the history of dinosaur enthusiasm, and I know there were other dinosaurs as well. Does anyone know who did it?

Do explain to us how it is the "Most Influential T-Shirt Design in the History of Dinosaur Enthusiasm"

In the 80's they were everywhere. It wasn't just t-shirts. I had a cup with this T. rex on it. There were other dinosaurs too of course. There was some artist who was commissioned to do designs of the big famous dinosaurs and they were the ubiquitous thing every dinosaur loving kid had. If you don't remember them like I do, that's okay.

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Re: Does anyone know who the artist is for this?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 10:10:23 AM »
This was part of a series of designs for several familiar prehistoric animals. I just found a (kind of terrible) picture of me wearing a Pteranadon t-shirt when I was a kid.



I also had a Tyrannosaurus cup, I think I had a Tyrannosaurus badge, and I had a Stegosaurus bag. If that helps at all, I really am curious who did this design because I remember it so fondly from my childhood.