Growing up, I used to love doing origami. In fact, I believe that I still do have a box of origami supplies hidden somewhere in my old room at my parents house. All of my old origami projects should also be in that box! For today’s Project365, I turn an ordinary dollar bill into a T-Shirt. Unfortunately, you can’t wear this particular T-Shirt, but you can keep it in your wallet for good luck!
You can always rely on Threadless when it comes to being on top of popular culture, even if it has to do with the newly implemented and controversial TSA airport security guidelines. This shirt seems like it came out of nowhere, I just spotted it a few hours ago on the left sidebar of the Threadless homepage. The T-Shirt was designed by photographer David Vincent Wolf, who, upon closer examination of his Threadless profile just became a member of the popular T-Shirt site less than a week ago.
Interestingly, Gizmodo posted the Land of the Free image seen on the Threadless T-Shirt in a blog post and said:
“Someone should make T-shirts with this image and sell them at airports. With a TSA logo on the back.”
Land of the Free obviously pokes fun at the incredible PR nightmare that is the US Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. Over the last week, there have been countless nightmarish TSA stories that have been spreading online. The stories range from the ability for the new body scanners to save nude photos to the cancer survivor who had a pat down that caused his urostromy (urine) bag to leak and spill all over his pants to the little boy that was stripped and given a pat down.
The stoic image on this T-Shirt sums up this whole messed up situation. Is losing our rights and liberties every time that we travel worth it?
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: