A Place that CELEBRATES Iconic People, Places, and Things...


Inside the San Clemente Event Center in the Old Town Square, San Clemente, is Icons, a room and restaurant that celebrates iconic people, places, and things through pictures, autographs, comic books, standees, and memorabilia. Icons is FUN! Things change at Icons. Below are a few pieces that I created that have now been added.


If you have a room, restaurant, public place or corporate room that you would like decorated in this fashion, I can create things like these or things that are unique to you that will be just as great. Please contact Tom at:



One of the most iconic films ever made, "The Wizard of Oz" was ground breaking in special effects, music and dance, and storytelling.
The film made huge stars out of its actors. Over the Rainbow is still one of the most beloved songs ever written. This matted presentation
celebrates the film in pictures, telling the story lines in a brief but cohesive manner.




The most iconic concert ever was Woodstock in 1969. Rock legends like Hendrix, Joplin, Alvin Lee, Santana, Jefferson Airplane,
Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Crosby Stills and Nash, Joe Cocker, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Canned Heat became music
royalty. Just as essential to the legend was the crowd, who danced, sang, got drenched by the rain, and ran amuck in the mud. This
presentation remembers the music, the people, and the land that became history.

The presentation includes an original ticket to the event.



Woodstock in 1994 was the 25th Anniversary concert of the original iconic event. New music legends like Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith,
The Cranberries, Peter Gabriel, Melissa Etheredge, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined the acts that played the original concert like
Crosby Stills and Nash, Santana, and Joe Cocker as well as pre-existing legends like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Metallica. Just as
in the first concert, the crowd was an essential part of the legend. They danced, sang, got again got drenched by the rain, and ran amuck
in the mud. This presentation remembers the music, the people, and the concert that celebrated the history and became history by doing so.

The presentation includes an original newspaper advertising from the New York Times.


Created by

Thomas Rucktenwald




This is an example of something that can be created for you and your special place, using artwork that makes a statement.