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Rocket City Brand, a vintage style graphic t-shirt venture with designs inspired by timeless landmarks in the history of Huntsville, Alabama, has unveiled its second series of designs.

The new t-shirts will continue to feature graphics inspired by iconic landmarks that have worked to define generations of Huntsville history. 

"The response to our first line was overwhelming, and our new series of shirts continues to tell Huntsville's story," said Trent Willis, Rocket City Brand's owner.  "Every design evokes our city's rich history; from the Whitesburg Drive-In to the Tip Top Cafe, and we look forward to bringing new life to the past with these shirts."

T-shirts available with the brand's second series will include:

 

“Church’s Tip Top Cafe.”  Tip Top Cafe was one of Huntsville's most beloved destinations for live music in the 80's and early 90's. Famous acts like the Goo Goo Dolls and Bo Diddley have rocked the stage at the Tip Top, and it has left a lasting impression on Huntsville's ever-growing music scene.

"Rocket City USA (2015).”  This retro-inspired design is modeled after the sign that greeted thousands of residents and visitors alike to the town that would send America to the Moon.  The Rocket City USA design will be updated annually by Rocket City Brand.

“Space City USA.”  Space City USA was a theme park planned for Huntsville in 1959. While the project was ultimately abandoned, the charm and nostalgia of the proposed park still carries on, as Huntsville remains the epicenter of space research and technology to this day.

“Britling's Family Buffet.”  Britling's Family Buffet in the old Dunnavant's Mall was widely known across the Rocket City for its deep fried goodness and friendly service.  Britling's first Huntsville manager, a young man in his early 20s named Tommy Battle, would go on to become Huntsville's 67th mayor in 2008.  How's that for home-cookin'?

“Rebels & Proud.”  S.R. Butler High School has been an institution of education for West Huntsville since the 1950's. The school holds many achievements and records in athletics and sports, including the most basketball championship titles in Huntsville's history.

 

The t-shirts are not only inspired by Huntsville history, but they are locally designed and produced in the Rocket City. Green Pea Press, a printmaking studio located inside Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment, serves as the shirts' printers.

Green Pea Press is also now the exclusive retail partner of Rocket City Brand.  The remaining quantities of the original Rocket City Brand are available exclusively at Green Pea Press in Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

Willis added, "Our new additions to Rocket City Brand are currently available for pre-order on our website, and we are excited to announce our first designs are available exclusively at Lowe Mill's Green Pea Press while supplies last."

"Green Pea Press has been an incredible local partner and we're excited that they are again helping bring these designs back to life."

Visit rocketcitybrand.com online or Green Pea Press in Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment to purchase a piece of Huntsville history for yourself.

ABOUT ROCKET CITY BRAND

Founded in 2014, Rocket City Brand turns back the clock with designs inspired by iconic landmarks from Huntsville, Alabama’s history.  Rocket City Brand’s high quality clothing helps you relive the memories of some of our area’s most iconic landmarks.  

All Rocket City Brand tees are printed and sold locally in Rocket City USA by Green Pea Press at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

While the inspirations are timeless, all Rocket City Brand designs are available for a limited time only.  Future designs will include more iconic designs from Huntsville and across North Alabama.

Rocket City Brand unveils second wave of iconic designs

Rocket City Brand, a vintage style graphic t-shirt venture with designs inspired by timeless landmarks in the history of Huntsville, Alabama, will be unveiling its second line of products on April 20, 2015.

The new t-shirts will continue to feature graphics inspired by iconic landmarks that have worked to define generations of Huntsville history. 

T-shirts that will be available with the brand's second series will include:

 

“Church’s Tip Top Cafe.”  Tip Top Cafe was one of Huntsville's most beloved destinations for live music in the 80's and early 90's. Famous acts like the Goo Goo Dolls and Bo Diddley have rocked the stage at the Tip Top, and it has left a lasting impression on Huntsville's ever-growing music scene.

"Rocket City USA (2015).”  This retro-inspired design is modeled after the sign that greeted thousands of residents and visitors alike to the town that would send America to the Moon.  The Rocket City USA design will be updated annually by Rocket City Brand.

“Space City USA.”  Space City USA was a theme park planned for Huntsville in 1959. While the project was ultimately abandoned, the charm and nostalgia of the proposed park still carries on, as Huntsville remains the epicenter of space research and technology to this day.

“Britling's Family Buffet.”  Britling's Family Buffet in the old Heart of Huntsville Mall was widely known across the Rocket City for its deep fried goodness and friendly service.  Britling's first Huntsville manager, a young man in his early 20s named Tommy Battle, would go on to become Huntsville's 67th mayor in 2008.  How's that for home-cookin'?

“Rebels & Proud.”  S.R. Butler High School has been an institution of education for West Huntsville since the 1950's. The school holds many achievements and records in athletics and sports, including the most basketball championship titles in Huntsville's history.

 

The t-shirts are not only inspired by Huntsville history, but they are locally designed and produced in the Rocket City. Green Pea Press, a printmaking studio located inside Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment, serves as the shirts' printers.

Green Pea Press is also now the exclusive retail partner of Rocket City Brand.  The remaining quantities of the original Rocket City Brand are available exclusively at Green Pea Press in Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

Visit rocketcitybrand.com online or Green Pea Press in Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment to purchase a piece of Huntsville history for yourself.

ABOUT ROCKET CITY BRAND

Founded in 2014, Rocket City Brand turns back the clock with designs inspired by iconic landmarks from Huntsville, Alabama’s history.  Rocket City Brand’s high quality clothing helps you relive the memories of some of our area’s most iconic landmarks.  

All Rocket City Brand tees are printed and sold locally in Rocket City USA by Green Pea Press at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

While the inspirations are timeless, all Rocket City Brand designs are available for a limited time only.  Future designs will include more iconic designs from Huntsville and across North Alabama.

WHNT: Throwback Alert: Go retro with new T-shirt collection from Rocket City Brand

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ask anyone from Monte Sano to South Memorial Parkway and they’ll tell you, whether a native son or a transplant – Huntsvillians love Huntsville. Heritage and history are a big part of the love affair with our fine city. That’s a shared sentiment Rocket City Brand decided to capitalize on with a new collection of vintage T-shirts celebrating iconic Huntsville landmarks.

AL.com: Miss hangin' at Plush Horse or cruising The Mall? Rocket City Brand T-shirts recall Huntsville history

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Anyone who ever spent time at iconic Huntsville sites such as the Plush Horse nightclub, The Mall or Whitesburg Drive-In Theater will get a kick from Rocket City Brand, which the company describes as "a vintage style graphic T-shirt venture with designs inspired by iconic landmarks in the history of Huntsville, Ala."

The brand, which has been available at rocketcitybrand.com, is opening a storefront Friday at Clinton Row in downtown Huntsville, according to company spokesman Will Breland. The T-shirts are locally designed by Red Brick Strategies and are printed by Green Pea Press, a printmaking studio located inside Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment.

Rocket City Brand launches new retail shop in Downtown Huntsville at Clinton Row

Modern fashion. Timeless designs. Built with Red Brick.  (These images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of Red Brick Strategies, LLC.)

Modern fashion. Timeless designs. Built with Red Brick. 

(These images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of Red Brick Strategies, LLC.)

Rocket City Brand, a vintage style graphic t-shirt venture with designs inspired by iconic landmarks in the history of Huntsville, Alabama, will be unveiling its first line of products on November 14, 2014.

The t-shirts, which are available now at rocketcitybrand.com and at a new Rocket City Brand storefront located at Clinton Row on Friday, November 14, feature graphics inspired by iconic landmarks that have worked to define generations of Huntsville history. 

T-shirts that will be made available at the brand's unveiling will include:

"Rocket City USA." This retro-inspired design is modeled after the sign that greeted thousands of residents and visitors alike to the town that would send America to the Moon.

"The Plush Horse" - The Plush Horse began its years of operation in 1970 as a dinner theater locale. However, in 1972, the uniquely designed Golf Road building became Huntsville's premier nightclub. With cheap drinks and world-class entertainment including the likes of Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Little Richard, and James Brown, The Plush Horse remained a mainstay in Huntsville culture for over a decade.

"Whitesburg Drive-In" - Whitesburg Drive-in was a large drive-in theater located on Whitesburg Drive. It had room enough to fit 400 cars on its lot at one time and cost only 40 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. It had an illustrious place in Huntsville's history lasting from June 16, 1949 to September of 1979.

"The Mall" - The Mall opened in early 1966, and two department stores, Loveman's and J.C. Penney served as the site's two anchors. It also included a large movie theater that was a popular draw for residents of Huntsville. The late 1960s and 1970s were great years for The Mall, as it was Huntsville's only enclosed mall space until Parkway City enclosed its shops in 1975.

"Live Life Longer on Monte Sano" - Older than the Rocket City itself, Huntsville's Monte Sano Mountain has long been one of our most beloved destinations. Monte Sano means "Mountain of Good Health" in Spanish. This classic design once welcomed visitors to one of North Alabama's scenic locales.

The t-shirts are not only inspired by Huntsville history, but they are locally designed and produced in the Rocket City. Green Pea Press, a printmaking studio located inside Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment, serve as the shirts' printers.

Visit rocketcitybrand.com online or Clinton Row at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Jefferson Street to purchase a piece of Huntsville history for yourself.

ABOUT ROCKET CITY BRAND

Founded in 2014, Rocket City Brand turns back the clock with designs inspired by iconic landmarks from Huntsville, Alabama’s history.  Located in the Clinton Row Project in Downtown Huntsville, Rocket City Brand’s high quality clothing helps you relive the memories of some of our area’s most iconic landmarks.  

All Rocket City Brand tees are printed locally in Rocket City USA by Green Pea Press at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

While the inspirations are timeless, all Rocket City Brand designs are available for a limited time only.  Future designs will include more iconic designs from Huntsville and across North Alabama.