JoelRoute 66 has long been celebrated in film, music, art, photography, and books. Now, TOURIST TRAP TEES brings you the legends of the road and the stories behind them in a collection of eye-grabbing shirts that range from terrifying ghostly tales to the highway’s most famous tourist traps.

TTT was created by Joel Rayburn, who fell in love with the stories and the signs of the route after moving from Tennessee to Oklahoma in 2007. Along with designing visuals drawn from the lore of the route, he undertook an apprenticeship with neon sign artisan David Rivers, and is now honing the craft of building vintage signs from the highway’s heyday.

jimpic shelleepicA partnership was then formed with long-time Route 66 advocates Jim Ross and Shellee Graham, who enthusiastically embraced his goal of sharing these incredible stories and images with roadies everywhere. Ross and Graham are both well known Route 66 authors, photographers, and preservationists who also share a love for classic neon signs.

The team at TTT is well stocked with creativity and percolating with ideas that will be transformed into more incredible designs over the coming months, so check back often to see the latest legend from Route 66.