American Oil Brands

About American Oil Brands

American Oil Brands began with a garage renovation…After rebuilding the interior of our garage, we wanted to add some automotive art giving the clean white walls a little color. As a collector of memorabilia and a fan of vintage art, it seemed like a perfect fit to line the walls with old oil cans. As we began to add to the collection, what started out as a way to simply “add color” turned into a full-blown collection and hobby. 

The older and rarer the cans, the more unique and interesting the designs. Some years later on, it occurred to us that the graphic designs on these old cans was essentially a lost form of American art, automotive art in particular. And, so began our desire to re-introduce this unique and very American automotive advertising artwork to the public. We hope you enjoy the designs as much as we do. As the saying goes – ”What’s old is new again”!

AOB Shirts

All American Oil Brands T-shirts are high-quality, 100% pre-shrunk, heavy-weight (6 oz.) “ultra” cotton. Features include taped neck and shoulders and tear-away labels for comfort; and seamless double-needle 7/8″ collar, sleeve and bottom hem for a clean look and extra durability.

The Artwork

All American Oil Brands artwork is recreated from genuine, antique American motor oil cans from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. From the artwork colors, to the shirt colors (which faithfully represent the oil can background color) each detail has been created to provide an authentic look for our shirts. Even the antiqued ink colors to the scratches and “chips” in the artwork was done to bring a vintage, faithful look to each shirt.