History of the HallOUween t-shirt

Traditions are rich in Athens, Ohio. A crowd favorite: HallOUween and the famous block party that brings hundreds of out-of-towners to the small town to dress up and celebrate. What would this tradition be without proper annual documentation?

Kevin Morgan, a local artist, has spent the past 34 falls creating specific t-shirt designs to coincide with the wild weekend’s events. From sugar skulls to this years “OU Attack Cat”, his individual style remains consistent but the design never repeats. The t-shirts are sold annually at Uptown Dog, on Union Street, the store Morgan started himself.

According to the Post, Morgan makes about $2,000 each Halloween. But for him, it’s not about the money. He simply loves creating art.

Starting October 25 and continuing until November 25, Morgan’s work from the past 34 HallOUweens will be on display at Jackie O’s Taproom and Brewery at 25 Campbell St. Here’s a glimpse of sketches Morgan has etched over the years. To see more make sure to stop by the brewery!

IMG_1542 A retro skeleton in 2000.

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A flaming design for the 1993 sketch.
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A red sugar skull in 2012.
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This design was in honor of his 40th anniversary.

 

 

Author: Sophia Ciancone

I am a senior at Ohio University studying journalism, planning to graduate in May of 2016. As my days at Ohio University come to an end, I hope to soak up the beauty and culture that thrive in Athens. I have a wide variety of interests from writing to a passion for social media. I spend my time getting involved. If I have a minute of free time I find myself starting up a new project, making sure every bit of my time is well spent.

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