i've hung out with ed fella about 10-12 years ago. great guy.
but you have to realize that you've got it totally backwards - this IS "american vernacular" (a term 'design culture' came up with to describe everything in america that they don't design in the ny design world. it's a technical term for "slumming") ed was influenced by this stuff, not the other way around.
the colors were dayglod pink overlapped by a waaaaay thinned out green and ovrlapped by a blood red (type). the image at the bottom was a cherub, but when i flopped the image on itself, it became satan hisself. so i left it in.