We designed this Fort Mason Center T-shirt with a beautiful blend of the new and old. It features the current Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture typeface, paired with the historic Quartermaster logo, which can still be seen today at the entrance to Pier 2. Included with each shirt is an interpretive tag with some of the fascinating background information:
Steeped in the military and the arts, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture's unparalleled history extends back to the 1700s. In the twentieth century, this Historic Landmark District served as the embarkation point for millions of US Army troops as they headed off to war in the Pacific—before transforming into an arts organization home to more than a dozen nonprofits, including the world renowned Greens Restaurant and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Magic Theater.
The insignia of the Quartermaster Department was approved in 1895. The wagon wheel is symbolic of transportation, with its 13 spokes symbolizing the original colonies and the origin of the Corps during the Revolutionary War. The sword represents the military forces, and the key alludes to storekeeping functions. The mission of the Quartermaster Corps continues to be "Supporting Victory".
The T-shirt is made from a soft blend of heather blue cotton/poly (60% combed ring-spun cotton and 40% poly), which is supremely comfortable and durable.
Learn more about Fort Mason Center at our San Francisco store web page here.