The Free Movement Projec: A Subconscious Splash of Color

The Free Movement Projec is a brand that started in 2008. Started by Ashton Vaughn, FMP is based on creativity and randomness. And other stuff:

“So, what in the hell does “Free Movement Projec” mean? Why doesn’t the “Projec” have a “t” on the end? To tell the truth, I don’t know why the “Projec” doesn’t have a “t”. Maybe style? But trust me, the name of the brand has a meaning. Free Movement Projec is an indie clothing project created out of my love for creativity. Each unique design is somehow inspired by music (GOOD hip-hop, electronic, rock, etc.) and street and abstract art culture. fmp is for the artist, the one who spends time on his/her craft, no matter what it is. Whether you’re just sketching at your desk or nailing that trick you’ve been working on, you are representing the Free Movement. fmp Clothing just personifies that love.”

Two FMP tees caught my eye, A Hipster Named Josef and Painting Murals for the Mind. Like FMP the brand, both of the designs are creatively loud and in your face. I love it. Both T-Shirts are available now for $15 from The Free Movement Projec.

Complicated Heart

Love is complicated. Love is hard. Love is rough. Love is a compromise. Love is joy. Love is a Rubik’s cube. Most importantly, love is worth it. And that is why I can definitely appreciate Complicated Heart by Odd Society. Complicated Heart is available now for $20.

Frog Faced Diamonds

I enjoy receiving emails from my readers, but I enjoy even more receiving an email when it’s from a crazy faraway place like Glasgow, Scotland. The few things that I know about Scotland involve kilts, the Loch Ness Monster and Roddy Roddy Piper. And it turns out that Roddy Roddy Piper, famed WWE superstar isn’t even from Glasgow, Scotland. He’s a Canadian!

In any case, I can now add Frog Face Souply to the short list of things that I know about Scotland. Frog Face Souply is a husband and wife team that is in the business of making fun and intriguing T-Shirts. They definitely hit the sweet spot (for me, at least) with Diamonds, a shirt that was inspired by the classic Beatles track. And since we’re chatting about nonsensical and off tangent things like Roddy Piper being Canadian, did you know that Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is not about a psychedlic LCD trip but instead was inspired by a drawing that John Lennon’s son Julian did in nursery school that featured his childhood friend, Lucy. Yes, there is a real life Lucy and sadly she recently passed away.

Diamonds is a great gem of a T-Shirt featuring graphics that will bring you back to the days of playing classic 80’s arcade games. The design was hand drawn and each shirt was screen printed by hand. And since they used a tri-color blending method, each shirt has its own unique qualities – no two shirts are the same.

Diamonds is available now from Frog Faced Souply for £22.

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A Visit To Jon Wye’s New York City Boutique

I’ve been a fan of Jon Wye since he first contacted me in 2008 when I was just starting out with this blog. He was one of the first guys that saw potential in my website and he even sent me one of his custom leather belts for me to check out and review. I was a newbie to the blog scene back then and so it was a bit more difficult to get products to review than it is for me now. Needless to say, I was blown away by his generosity and by the fact that he was excited by my site and what I was doing.

Since then, I’ve been following the Jon Wye brand and have provided updates here whenever possible. The most exciting news from Jon Wye recently was the opening of his brick and mortar shop in the Flatiron district of New York City. It’s a little boutique that is located inside The Limelight, an old church that has been converted into a three story market space for fledgling creatives and entrepreneurs.

Jon Wye is known for his custom made leather belts and his store has every variety that you could ever want. It’s an eclectic style that will appease anyone who is looking for complimentary accessories that do not comply with the status quo. Jon Wye is much more than the status quo, he is original and his products inspire creativity.

Unfortunately, neither Jon nor his right hand man, Jeff, was there when I stopped by. However, the nice young lady that was manning the store was quite nice. I told her that I knew Jon and that I had blogged about his products in the past. She was more than happy to allow me to snap photos of his shop and I was more than happy to snap away.

The shop itself is amazing. I shouldn’t be too surprised considering Jon has an impeccable eye for detail and perfection. It’s a small space but it is pretty grand. There’s a fireplace in the shop and also a cheeky little painting of Jon that graces you as you walk up the steps to his shop. And of course, you’ll find all of his T-Shirts and belts neatfully displayed against the walls. Located on the top floor, it is as if the Jon Wye shop is the centerpiece of The Limelight. When you first enter the old church and then look up, the bold red and yellow Jon Wye insignia just captures you.

If you are ever in New York City and have any interest in T-Shirts and/or quality leather products, then Jon Wye is a must stop destination. Tell him that I said hi!

Jon Wye
656 Avenue of the Americas
3rd Fl Limelight Marketplace
Manhattan, NY 10011
Neighborhood: Flatiron

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Go Ape Shirts Gets Head Crazy

Our friend Josh Perkins of T-Shirts recently released a pair of T-Shirts for his Go Ape brand. It’s been a slow year at Go Ape, with just two releases (see Vintage Pretension and Memento Mori) previous to these new tees. I have to say that Josh really picks up the pace with both Mask of Dooom by WalrusHead (top) and Valholla by the WorkSteady. Both designs are intricately head heavy, especially Mask of Doom, which looks like a mix of Native American art infused with 80’s pop art. Valholla is a nice mix of photography with vector art.

Mask of Dooom and Valholla are both available now at Go Ape Shirts for $18.

Dooom by Walrus Head

Valholla by theworksteady

Gay By Birth, Proud By Choice and Always Awesome

Out friends over at Made With Awesome recently posted a few photos from their recent adventures at the Pride Day Festival at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. In fact, that’s were they released their latest T-Shirt design, the very colorful, Gay By Birth Proud By Choice tee. The shirt is printed on Gildan 100% Cotton Ringspun Tee , but the excited part really is the “rainbow color” effect shown in the preview image. The effect is created by mixing inks during the screen printing process so that every shirt is unique. Cool! The shirt should be available on the Made With Awesome website for purchase real soon, so keep your open for them.

Below you’ll also find some image sof the Made With Awesome team, Roni Lagin and Evan Ferstenfeld at the Pride Day Festival, sporting their sexy Made With Awesome threads. And at the very, very, very bottom of the post you’ll see the latest Made With Awesome print, it’s called Historical Superheroes and it is … pure awesome. Here’s your task, figure out all five superheroes! Historical Superheroes is available now from Made With Awesome for $15.

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Crazy Go Lucky Presale

It’s been a very long time since I’ve featured a design from Crazy Go Lucky. Why? Because there’s been a lack of new designs, that’s why! But that all changes right now. Crazy Go Lucky founder, Crazy Mike, has put up for pre-sale four new designs and a reprint with a custom poster. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely!

I think that Crazy Mike hit a home run with the design he chose to print with this release. The new shirts are fun, colorful, loud and hip. They’re infused with an anine type style that we’ve seen in past Crazy Go Lucky designs. Feeling Froggy is a bit Kermit-ish which is cool considering I’ve been wanting to see a parody type tee from Crazy Go Lucky for some time now. This might be as close as I’ll get to that. The new shirts are available now for pre-sale at Crazy Go Lucky for $18.

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Feeling Froggy

Believe In Your Dreams

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Fullbleed Series 10

Designer Rob Dobi just released Series 10 of his Fullbleed line and I have to admit that it doesn’t disappoint. Dobi has a specific style, he does not rely on other artist for his brand, instead he relies on his own imagination and design skills to bring his concepts to life on T-Shirts. Fullbleed, which originally started as a side project of Dobi’s, has now become his full-time job. It’s easy to see why.

Series 10 consists of 10 new tees, a new hoodie and three silk-screened prints. It looks like nearly half of the T-Shirt line consists of prints on American Apparel Tri-Blend shirts. I’m a huge Tri-Blend fan so this is a welcome inclusion. The shirts are priced from $18-$20, with the hoodie priced at $40, and the prints $18.

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Rob Dobi also had one of his design selected for print at the popular T-Shirt contest site, Design By Humans. Gateway is available now from Design By Humans for $19.

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