It’s funny how design inspiration comes about. This particular T-Shirt design from Etsy seller, LovesickRobotStudios, has its origins from a UC Davis Occupy Protest that took place on November 20, 2011. Lieutenant John Pike was photographed pepper spraying UC Davis students seated in protest.
Of course, this pissed off a lot of people. Soon after, Lieutenant John Pike began popping up on InternetLAND, eventually finding his way in the 1819 painting Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull and then Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884) by Tumblr blog It Makes No Sense.
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.”
I’m a sucker for a good M. C. Escher themed T-Shirt. And Slinky Heaven from Glennz Tees is a very good M. C. Escher themed T-Shirt. Of course, artist Glenn Jones added his own little spin the classic never ending Escher steps by adding none other than a slinky. Brilliant? Indeed.
Oh you Enkel Dika, you outdid yourself this time! I absolutely love this tee KISS/Mona Lisa mashup tee by the man known as buko in the Threadless blogs. I think Gene Simmons and his tongue would definitely be proud of this piece. And by the way, you’ve got to love the detail on this design, especially the little pin on Mona and the tat just above her right tit. Love it.