I was picking up my car from the shop the other day and saw that the guys at DeLorean Motor Center were working on a Back to the Future time-machine conversion, as they often do. This particular one was to be used for the Spike Awards which aired last night, in which Michael J. Fox actually drives out in the replica. And then I realized that this year is the 25th Anniversary of Back to the Future, and while I was in the middle of all these eye-opening epiphanies, I remembered that October 21 (tomorrow) is the focal date of the entire Back to the Future trilogy that bounces between 1955, 1985, and 2015. And then it was brought to my attention that the pop culture world is already far ahead of me on this one as 25th Anniversary Back to the Future-themed events are planned for the entire next month, along with that never-before-seen Eric Stoltz footage as Marty McFly hitting the internet, and the Blu-Ray finally coming out and so on and so forth. Awesome.
Back to the Future II is my favorite movie in the history of cinematic masterpieces (Barely scraping by every Kevin Smith movie ever made, and any film Jennifer Connelly stars in). From the DeLorean to the hoverboards, the entire BTTF trilogy is my youth wrapped up in one big flux capacitor.
It also got me thinking of how many Back to the Future references we’ve made through The Hundreds brand over the years. There have been a lot. So many that we had trouble remembering them all, so I’m sure I’m leaving out a few key pieces.
But, for example, remember the “Pit Bull” t-shirt from 4 or 5 years back? I remember some idiot e-mailed into the site saying we bit another brand’s pitbull references, and then I pointed out that it’s the graphic from Griff’s hoverboard in BTTF II. Yeah, I showed him alright.
“Art in Revolution” was actually pulled off a button-pin a character wears in BTTF II. How’s that for obscure?
At the time we made this graphic, I ran a little game on the blog and asked if any of you knew what inspired the idea. I think only 1 or 2 people won that contest, recognizing the Mr. Fusion rip.
This t-shirt actually never saw the light of day. It’s a typical Cali lowrider swap-meet style t-shirt, but re-appropriated with Griff’s car from BTTF II and the familiar BTTF clock tower in the background.
Recently, our “Pulp” t-shirt had another reference to the Pit Bull hoverboard in the top-right corner.
We even went so far as to make actual matchbooks based off Biff’s AUTO DETAILING >> PLEASURE PARADISE matches from the Back to the Future trilogy.
And perhaps the ultimate nod to Back to the Future? The Hundreds x DeLorean.
Are you all nerded out yet?