Polka dots stand out in a crowd, whether they’re on our double-printed Busby Dot Shorts, or on the spinning drum of a concrete mixer.
Since the late 1970s, these stylish polka-dotted construction vehicles have prowled New York City’s work sites.
Legend has it that a boss for Certified Concrete was on location at a Manhattan concrete pour, and started staring at the spinning drum of a classic candy-striped mixer. He became so transfixed and hypnotized by the drum’s infinite spiral pattern, that he seriously worried it might cause a workplace accident. So the boss ordered for the whole fleet to be repainted with polka dots.
This story comes first-hand from John Scarpulla, who once drove the very same polka dot concrete truck in that photo.