I’m not sure if the Von Dutch trucker hats are still considered trendy, but somebody certainly still thinks Von Dutch is pretty cool. Recently on Ebay, Von Dutch’s personal paint and pin striping box sold for $270,000.00!
From the description on Ebay:
Von Dutch – The Personal Paint and Pin Striping Box
Without question, the all original Paint Box we have the pleasure of offering here is one of the most important personal pieces of Von Dutch memorabilia ever offered for sale to date. This is the actual paint box carried by both Von Dutch and most impressively, his father throughout both their legendary careers. The story begins in the 1930s with Walker Howard, father of Kenneth Howard aka Von Dutch, who was one of the most respected sign painters in all of Los Angeles. The young Kenneth Howard was said to accompany his father on many of his jobs, and legend now relates that Howard could paint and letter at a professional level at the age of 10. Though the paint box first belonged to Wally Howard, it was passed on to his son, Kenneth Howard now known as Von Dutch, who continued to use and treasure his paint box and family heirloom for the rest of his painting career and life.
This got me thinking, I should develop a “Milner” font-face and paint into onto a box like this. Who knows, if I become famous then maybe one day my descendants can sell their valuable family heirlooms for oodles of cash too.
Future descendants you have my permission to sell any personal artwork you inherit from me if you can get at least $270,000.00 for it (adjusted for inflation of course).
(via Hypnotik Eye)