Thursday, October 15, 2009

A clarification, sort of

Posted on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Your review of Kegger credits the hippy capitalists at Rockin Rudy’s with the creation of the “A Place, Sort Of” image adorning the T-shirts the store sells. In fact, I designed this image in 1982. In its original form the flying amphibian, drawn by Jan Faust, was accompanied by the Latin words, “Vos Hic Estes,” which I took to mean “You Are Here.” I entered the design in a contest to pick a seal for the County of Missoula. It came in second. My aim for the original image and its commercial successor was to mock the self-congratulatory zeal of people who think Missoula is the greatest town in the world, apparently because it isn’t Great Falls.

Bill Vaughn Missoula
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