Amazing to work with! I was able to communicate with the designer and get EXACTLY what I wanted! Such a great and colorful shirt!! And we went through many revisions, just to see what it would look like, this way and that way! Great..
This design needed very little changed from the original concept. The artist was quick to make all changes I requested and was always available for feedback. Great experience overall!
Wei did a great job on this project. She was responsive, prompt and followed direction very well. It would be a pleasure to work with her again.
How TalkeetnaRoadhouse started their t-shirt journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Food & Drink
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We offer overnight accommodations in hostel-style bunks, private rooms, cabins and one apartment. We also operate a scratch bakery and restaurant featuring a Breakfast and Not Breakfast menu.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
One of our most popular baked offerings is an item we dubbed "Rudy-in-a-Parka" It is our Alaska version of a typical American Pig-in-a-Blanket (basically a hot dog wrapped in dough and baked). Ours is reindeer sausage - hence, Rudy (Rudolph) - stuffed with cheese then wrapped in our potato dough then baked. Adam Richman of the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food came to the Roadhouse in 2009 and loved the Rudy. People ask for them by name and it is time we had an image of Rudy-in-a-Parka we can put on a shirt and possibly turn into a stuffed animal.
I have often imagined Rudy to be pictured wearing only a parka and coyly looking back with thick lashed eyes over her shoulder. Not unlike a pinup from the 1940s...Betty Grable-esque. With that said, I'm not quite sure if Rudy is male or female. I'm open to that interpretation at this point.
Our Roadhouse dates back to the mid-40's and is a true Alaskan roadhouse, open year round providing a warm and homey place for travelers and locals alike to rest, eat and swap stories.
Rudy-in-a-Parka is a huge hit with kids and we incorporate it as an After School Snack Special (Rudy, small cookie and small milk for $5 as long as the kid does homework while munching). We also sell the Chili Rudy: Rudy-in-a-Parka covered in either Black Bean or Reindeer Chili, topped with cheese and onion. It's FANTASTIC!
Rudy is definitely a player and likes all the attention. We are often just flabbergasted at the popularity. It's sausage, cheese and bread, after all. But...comfort food it is!