Hud Armstrong Designed his 43rd Consecutive Shirt For Landmark Tavern
SARATOGA SPRINGS – In a landscape that changes – a reflection both of growth and just the passage of time – two important landmarks remain on Caroline Street:
1- The Tin and Lint at 2 Caroline – known as the ‘T+L’ to it’s patrons. A collection of ‘long-timers’ by day; and one of those ‘rite of passage’ bars for the student population at night. I really don’t think you can matriculate at Skidmore until your initials are carved somewhere at the T+L.
2- Hudson “Hud” Armstrong – A gentleman’s gentleman, and artist extraordinaire. His artwork adorns the walls of many great saratoga institutions of higher drinking, and since the 70s – 1974 to be exact – Hud has developed the artwork for the T+L’s distinctive annual “T” – a must-have for both students, locals and tourists alike.
The 2017 design is a combo plate: The top has well-known T+L regulars in caricature; the lower half is an homage to the famous New Yorker Magazine illustration “A New Yorker’s View of the World” except the perspective is that of a person loom West along Saratoga’s ‘Spinal Chord” – Caroline Street.
“They get a bunch in the spring, when the students are still here.” Hud explained. “Then a ton is ordered for track season.”
The shirts are $12/ $14 for sizes 2XL and up.
A small price to pay for a winning piece of artwork it says here.
July 24, 2017