I’m Not A Number I’m A Free Man…. Ooooh, I’m Number 52

Anyone remember the Simpsons episode where Homer uttered the famous phrase from the Prisoner?


Well that was the first think I thought of when I heard about We Are Numbers.com which is a line of t-shirts, fashion subversion, performance art, and a happening all at the same time.

Nr 9

The project was started by Twan Verdonck, a dutch designer who lives in Antwerp, Belgium, he wears the number one and makes your tee. Each T-shirt is finished with a hand printing of your number so it’s a one of a kind, here’s some video of Twan at work (who if I ever go to Belgium I will be getting a beer with).

Obviously because these guys are in Europe they have already got some extremely hot women dressing up in their T-shirts, man I love the Dutch.

Number 12

Anyway, I ordered mine and i’m number 52, and of course you are expected to take a picture of yourself so it can be added to their web page and potentially to a book (for the first 1,000).

8 Responses to “I’m Not A Number I’m A Free Man…. Ooooh, I’m Number 52”

  1. The Mad Finn says:

    I want 11,111!11!!!!!1!!!elven!

  2. Joe says:

    Who is number one?

    The Prisoner is so damn good.

  3. Brian says:

    what a fun idea!
    i’m totally watching that episode on simpsons =D

  4. karl says:

    Oh shit Mad Finn, you’re right, fucking spinal tap. The only other really important one is 42 :-)

  5. Ben says:

    the prisoners being adapted to film by Christopher Nolan (Batman, Memento)!

  6. Jaleeb Caru says:

    Sold. I can’t wait to find out my number. And Finn’s obsession with elevens is far more mental than the insanity of Nigel and it makes far less sense.

    As a side story, I was recently putting a bunch of stuff in storage and one of the crates was filled with all 17 VHS tapes of the show that BBC was selling (at the time, it was the only way to get it). They would send one a month and it was about $25 a tape. About a year or two after receiving the last tape, they came out with a DVD set, obviously at a fraction of the price. While it pains me (and I complain about it alot) it was all worth it.

    I like Nolan and all, but I wish they’d just let it end the way it ended. Somethings are better left alone (except of course, for parody).

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  8. Jaleeb Caru says:

    FWIW, I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own. I’m number 78, now I just have to come up with a fun photo seeing as I’m not as sexy as most of the other numbers. By the time I come up with something, I wont know if I’m 78 or the cube root of infinity.

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