Archive for the 'Roach Studios' Category

Ken Kelly Iron-On Transfer (Roach Studios, 1976)

Ken Kelly 1976

Ken Kelly 1976-2

The piece is from Kelly’s Eerie Visions portfolio and Eerie #80 (cover), both from 1977.

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Roach Studios Ad, Circa 1978

Roach Ad 1970s

Pencil me in!

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Roach Studios Iron-On Transfers (Circa 1975 – 1981)

Roach Circa 1980

Roach 1979

Roach 1979-2

Roach 1976

Roach 1975

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Signs of the Zodiac Iron-On Transfers (Roach Studios, 1978)

Roach Astrology Aquarius

Roach Astrology Cancer

Roach Astrology Leo

Roach Astrology Sag

Roach Astrology Taurus

These are all I’ve been able to find. It should be enough to give every t-shirt in your closet an inferiority complex.

Universal Monsters Iron-On Transfers (Roach Studios, 1980)

Creature Transfer 1970s

Creature Transfer 1970s-2

Roach Wolfman 80s

Frank Transfer 1980

Frank Transfer 1980-2

Mummy Transfer 1980

There are more, thankfully, and I’ll do a follow-up post when I have better images. The transfers were probably meant to coincide with the 1980 release of Remco’s massive Universal Monster toy line.

Lots more iron-ons and Roach Studios here.

Roach Studios Iron-On Transfers (1973 – 1980)

Roach 73

Roach 74

Roach 75

Roach 75-2

Roach 78

Roach 78-2

Roach 1980

Roach 1980-2

A different version of the “Patience My Ass” print is seen in these college dorm photos from 1972.

More Roach Studios here.

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Roach Studios Iron-On Transfers (1972 – 1974)

Roach 1973

Roach 1974-2

Roach 1974-2

Roach 1973

Roach 1974

Roach 1974-3

Roach 1972-2

Roach 1972

Roach 1974-3

Roach 1972

Roach 1974

More Roach Studios here.

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Roach Studios Iron-On Transfers (1971 – 1981)

Roach 1971

Roach 1973

Roach 1973-2

Roach 1974

Roach 1978

Roach Circa 1979

Roach 1981

Roach Back

From shrooms to video games.

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Alien T-Shirt Transfer (1979)

Alien Transfer 1979-1

Alien Transfer 1979-2

Alien T-shirt 1979-3

Totally wicked and extremely rare iron-on. I think there were only four transfer designs in total: The egg, the Nostromo, the space jockey, and this one. The Giger-inspired title probably wasn’t recognizable enough at the time—nothing like it appears in the trailer, the theatrical posters, etc.—but it’s unmistakable now.

UPDATE (9/17/14): Jason at Contra Dextra Avenue identified the “Roach” on the transfer as most likely the t-shirt design company Roach Studios—very popular in the ’70s. Check out a vintage ad below.

Roach 1970s


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