Every person that has seen this instantly recognized what it was, but didn't realize there are a total of 13 bolts in this one design. I am beyond happy to finally release this design as a pin, available to you now... until the last one has marched out of the building, to your mailbox.
- Official cream Artwork and Jewelry Design
- 1.8" Inches High from Top to Bottom
- Amazing Detail and Quality
- Thick Chunky Creamy Style Jewelry Quality Nickel Alloy Metal
Art on the Back
- 3 Posts on the Back for Security
- Limited Edition Numbered
- Art by "cream", I Imagined, Drew and Designed this Artwork ♥
Written by Nick Aron (CREAMTEAM Admin):
The Dancing Bear icon first showed up as stickers slapped on Owsley "Bear" Stanley's amplifiers and other sound equipment.
As fans of the band, you’ve probably heard of the group’s sound engineer and longtime friend, Owsley “Bear” Stanley. While on tour with the band in 1969, Owsley realized that they needed an identifiable symbol to spray paint on the band’s equipment so that it would be easily discernible when jammed next to other band’s gear backstage. Inspired by the shape and bold markings of a dual-colored freeway sign he passed on the road, Owsley teamed up with a friend and graphic designer named Bob Thomas. Together, they brought his vision of a round visually striking logo with red and blue separated by a lightning strike to life... and the bolt was born!
A few years later in 1973, the 13-point lightning bolt joined the classic skull to create one of the band’s most identifiable symbols: The Steal Your Face! The album, titled History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (and nicknamed Bear's Choice), honors the band’s beloved soundman and chemist by featuring his favorite live tracks and the symbol he had a hand in creating as the cover art