The leather jacket meant to be worn by Y.T. in the original graphic novel concept for "Snow Crash," featuring the ‘Elmo’ logo used by her group, the "Dioxin Posse," ca. 1989.
March 6, 07:15 PM GMT
6,000 - 9,000 USD
The leather jacket meant to be worn by Y.T. in the original graphic novel concept for Snow Crash, featuring the ‘Elmo’ logo used by her group, the Dioxin Posse, ca. 1989.
Black leather jacket, intentionally distressed, no size listed, ‘Elmo’ logo painted in white to back, Elvis Presley pin (1.5 in. in diameter) affixed to left lapel, “Golden Eagle” pendant (2 in. in length) fastened by chain to left breast pocket zipper, rabies vaccination tag (1 in. diameter) reading, “Vaccinated Against Rabies Greater Des Moines Vet. Med. Assn. Polk Co. Iowa 32226 1978” fastened to right side pocket zipper, six oversized diaper pins (five with white plastic safety covers) affixed to intentionally opened seam between left sleeve and body, two safety pins affixed to intentionally opened seam between right sleeve and body with red thread sewn to front of seam, shoulder loops with snap buttons, snap buttons to corners of collar and lapel, belt to front of jacket, with quilted interior.
ARTIST TONY SHEEDER’S LEATHER JACKET USED AS PROP IN VIDEO SHOOT FOR ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL CONCEPT, WITH ICONIC “ELMO” LOGO ON THE BACK
This leather jacket was created as one of the props for the actor playing Y.T. to wear during the photo shoot for the Dioxin Posse graphic novel source material (though it does not appear in any of the extant slide images). The “Elmo” logo, painted on the back of the jacket in white paint, was created by Tony Sheeder on a Macintosh SE in Neal Stephenson’s spare bedroom in New Jersey in early 1989 – this was during the duo’s second meeting to discuss creating a graphic novel, and was the first time that Sheeder had ever used a computer mouse. The image was intended to be the logo for the Dioxin Posse, a group to which Y.T. belongs in the graphic novel concept. Eventually, the “Elmo” logo would find its way onto the title page of the first edition of Snow Crash published in June 1992.