Thursday, December 12, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 200 -- Rolling Like a Stone Toward 500 Edition

Day 200 / Hat 200: Black, baseball-style snap-brim hat with red button on top, red, black and white embroidered Rolling Stones lips and tongue logo on front, red and white embroidered "50" on wearer's left and "The ROLLING 5T0NES" embroidered on back. Interior tags read: "The Rolling Stones 50 Years" and "2013 Musidor B.V. Under license to Bravado Merchandising. All Rights Reserved."

Video: "Project Cubbins: The Road to 500"

Loaned to the Project by Team Boucher, I felt it was an appropriate milestone hat for number 200 since the Mick and the boys have reached a milestone of their own, rolling as they have for a full half-century now -- well 51 years at this point (the band formed in London n 1962)..

I couldn't resist including a little background on what may be the most famous logo in rock 'n' roll. Designed by Jon Pasche in 1970, and first appearing on the band's Sticky Fingers album, the original artwork is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, which bought it at auction for $92,500.

Here's an excerpt fro the V&A Museum's website:

"Pasche was commissioned to produce the logo after Jagger approached the Royal College of Art in London in 1969 to help him find a design student - the Stones had been frustrated by the bland designs offered by their record label Decca Records. Subsequently, Jagger visited Pasche's degree show and this led to discussions for a logo and other work for the Stones's own label, Rolling Stones Records, after the group's contract ended with Decca Records in 1970."

So it's a hat tip to Team Boucher, a shout out to the Stones as I keep on rolling toward 500 hats.

Oh, and I don't usually tip my hat hand but I've got to say tomorrow's hat is going to be something really, really special.

Hat One: Let the Games Begin
Hat One Hundred: Natty Boater
Hat One Hundred and Fifty: Austin-Powered Beanie

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1
Got hats? If you loan 'em, you'll get e'm back safe and sound!

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