Jurassic Park Officially Licensed T-Shirts

In 1993, I considered myself an experienced horror enthusiast. Though I was only turning 16 that year, I had been captivated by the genre for over a decade, having seen my fair share of blood and gore. That summer, my parents, my best friend Tim, and I embarked on a week-long trip to the Thousand Islands in Upstate New York. Tim's high school graduation present was the trip, and it was also enjoyable to have someone to hang out with.

Our cabin was situated on the St. Lawrence River, and we spent our days boating, swimming, and exploring abandoned barns. While enjoyable, these activities became monotonous after a few days. Hence, we jumped at the opportunity when my mother suggested a visit to a mall about 20 minutes away. The idea of checking out stores for comics, music and other things, as well as the air-conditioning, were certainly enticing enough. So, after checking out a few stores, we decided to catch a flick. Jurassic Park had just come out, and it was at the top of my watch list. The trailers looked amazing, and with Stephen Spielberg and John Williams collaborating, I knew it was gonna be great.

We anticipated an exciting adventure with realistic-looking dinosaurs and relentless action. The PG-13 rating seemed appropriate; we thought it would have a few scares, but mostly cater to a broader age range. However, we were astounded by its effectiveness. As Tim and I exited the theater into the bright and scorching July afternoon, we couldn't help but search for Velociraptors everywhere. It genuinely terrified us more than most movies we had seen recently, yet we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

To this day, Jurassic Park remains one of my favorite Spielberg movies. In my opinion, it is the last of his films to capture the childlike fantasy and awe that were so evident in E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, combined with the realism of Jaws and the first three Indiana Jones films. Every time I hear the opening notes of John Williams' score, I'm instantly transported back to that summer in 1993.

It is with great honor and pleasure that we present our first officially licensed apparel collection for Jurassic Park. Inspired by the fashion of the early 1990s and his love for the film, Kyle Crawford designed a collection that feels like it came straight out of 1993 while still feeling fresh and contemporary. There's more in store for this collection in the future, but for now, you can get yours right here.