Last year the Plaid Nation took the road and stopped over at the Threadless headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, the ad agency formerly known as Plaid, The Greatest Agency in all the land was renamed to Humongo!
Every year, the Humongo Agency embarks on a nation wide social media tour stopping over at some of the most creative places and visiting some of the most creative people in the United States. Humongo Nation, as it is called, is a “rolling celebration of creativity and a demonstration of social media in action.” Every aspect of the Humongo Nation tour will be documented on their website, Humongo Nation, and of course they will be tweeting, checking in on FourSquare, and blogging. They will also be hooked up to live GPS so that you can view where they are on a map at all times! They will be travelling around in a Ford Flex that will be equipped with 2 live “Flex” cameras that will be set up inside the van so that you can be the number 1 voyeur of the Humongo crew.
The Humongo Nation tour kicks off on July 19, 2010 Â in Portland, Maine and will include stops in Boston, Washington, Miami and a slew of other cities!
Here’s a peek at the Pre-Tour video, keep you eye out for a few Threadless tee appearances!
And here’s the video of their visit to Threadless last year:
Johnny Cupcakes just released a new batch of tees, and I have to say that this might be one of my favorite releases. The Warhol inspired Soup Can T-Shirt immediately caught my attention and Legalize Cupcakes once again infuses an old school illustration style that we’ve become accustomed to with Johnny Cupcakes. A plaid heavy aqua version of the classic crossbones design rounds out my favorites from this release batch.
Also of note is the Johnny Cupcakes Crossbones Umbrella. I’m in the market for a new umbrella and this just might be it.
The new tees are priced at $35.99 a piece with the new Make Cupcakes Not War colorway priced at $38.99. You can snag the fancy Johnny Cupcakes Umbrella for $29.99.
If you guys haven’t had the chance to check out IMU The Inside Out then I highly recommend that you jump on over and see what they have to offer. IMU is the brainchild of former University of Michigan basketball team captain, David Merritt. Prior to making the team, David had his share of challenges.
“It wasnâ€™t so easy. Despite my hard work, I didnâ€™t make the cut â€“ two years in a row. But the more work I put in, the harder it was to surrender. So I gave it another shot. And on my third try, I made the team. Two years later I was named co-captain. That same year we went to the NCAA tournament for the first time in eleven years.”
IMU was born from a text message that David received on the road while playing a game at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City. The text read IMU, which he interpreted as meaning “I Miss You.” Since then, David was inspired to bring those three little words to life and he has done that through his clothing line IMU The Inside Out.
The IMU line reflects David’s drive to succeed. Their tees are bright, fun and youthful but with edge.
Tees from the first season of the IMU line were priced between $30 and $38 but from now until February 15 you can grab these shirts at just $15. IMU also released some new plaid inspired tees just in time for Valentine’s Day and these are priced at $25.
I’m just about ready to leave my house to catch my flight to Seattle! I couldn’t resist doing a quick video of the flyaway shirt I chose to wear. It’s from the guys over at the Plaid Design Agency. They sent me over this tee after I blogged about their Plaid Nation 2009 cross country tour. I love it!
So, as a fair warning, I’ll be gone till next Wednesday but don’t worry I will still be doing posts on the blog. I have some already prepared but I will most likely be doing video blogs of my travels. Hopefully I’ll also be able to meet up with the guys behind Tilteed and Found Item Clothing while I am in Portland! So keep an eye out for those!
Have you heard of the Plaid Nation? Before today, I had not. The Plaid Nation is “a rolling celebration of creativity and a demonstration of social media in action.” A bunch of creatively minded people (from the Plaid design agency) is traveling across America, from Detroit to New Orleans on an exploration of the social media sorts. They are setting out to meet with creative, marketing, brand and internet workers, and celebrating their innovations.
The Plaid Nation recently passed through Chicago and stopped by the Threadless headquarters. Check out the clip below featuring an interview with Threadless marketing mastermind, Bob Nanna. You can also see snipits of the Threadless offices and Bob also explains how the look of the Threadless Headquarters came to be!
For more information about the tour, check out The Plaid Nation website. The tour started on July 20 in Detroit and will end on July 31 in New Orleans. Other cities that the tour will be covering include: Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis.