All of my limited edition blanket designs were inspired by college football uniforms from the Roaring Twenties, which was a transformative era that saw drastic changes in uniform design, football stadiums, mass media and more.
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
This design was inspired by the iconic Jack Trice, Iowa State’s first Black athlete, and the 1923 Cyclones team. Below is a link to my ongoing series of Jack Trice stories:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
This design was inspired by the great Trojan football teams of the 1920s and early 1930s that saw monumental events such as the building of the Coliseum and USC’s first national championship team. Below is a long feature about all of the historical research that went into the blanket along with additional images I came across:
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
This design was inspired by Iowa’s undefeated football teams of the early 1920s and other Hawkeye stories. Below is a long feature about all of the historical research that went into the blanket, plus another interview with a Pendleton blanket expert: