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What is a Ramones shirt?

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A Ramones shirt is a T-shirt that features the band's logo on its front. The most basic version of the T-shirt, which has the band logo in white on the front of a black T-shirt, is considered to be an iconic piece of street fashion.

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The logo that appears on the front of the T-shirt is a spoof of the Presidential Seal of the United States. It features the names of the band members instead of the usual text. Arturo Vega, a New York City artist who was considered to be an unofficial fifth member of the Ramones, designed the logo in 1976. The resulting design ended up defining the punk look of the 1970s and beyond.

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