SIXTEEN CANDLES set the trend (and Hughes’ career) of more realistic portrayals of teenage life and the cringe-worthy awkwardness of first love. Sara Deck lovingly illustrated the film’s final scene as a screenprinted poster, released by Mondo in 2019. She also offered up this minimalist version of the illustration for a t-shirt, which has been waiting in the wings for the perfect moment. Deck’s clever use of negative space builds an entire environment, and its heartfelt design inspired the Chance Romance collection.
Printed by Impact Merchandising on a Bella + Canvas 3001 black 100% cotton tee with printed interior label.