I am sure as a kid you may have grown up eating this sandwich classic- The Sloppy Joe! The Sloppy Joe is said to have been created in the 1930’s by a cook named Joe at a cafe in Sioux City, Iowa. He added tomato sauce to the “loose meat” sandwich he was making- hence creating a Sloppy Joe.
The sloppy joe made its way out of barrooms and into the American dining rooms when housewives discovered the recipe at the height of WWII.
With ground beef rationed during the war, homefront home cooks were always looking for ways to stretch their meat supply. Adding a tomato sauce, they figured, made their ration of meat last a bit longer. It also made it nice and sloppy for ya!
I came up with the idea for the design when I watching a movie and the team in the movie was wearing Average Joe’s T-shirts. I said out loud- Average Joe’s eat Sloppy Joes. Around the same time this was happening I was working on the Big Foot design with Kyle Van Cleave of KVC Design. I texted him and was like what do you think about this and before I could send him a design of the shirt I got a message back with an image and a “Sorry couldn’t help myself”.
I think this design is great because the shirt is gold- like the 2 schools in Iowa- Iowa and Iowa State. The Sloppy Joes is in red- like the tomato sauce used to make it.
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