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The Ego is a ring of defense around nothing. Don't believe everything you think. Life is relationship. We are one.
The Ego is a ring of defense around nothing. Don't believe everything you think. Life is relationship. We are one.
208 backers pledged $10,616 to help bring this project to life.

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That was the first transmission by Agent 23 from the Office, he's definitely human and with a funny accent.

The High Intelligence Office is a mysterious agency that releases revelatory files for the good of humanity (!) These files consist of powerful statements and concise design on eco-friendly handmade printed t-shirts and posters. The office idea is tongue-in-cheek while the statements and products are real.

The files:
• Don't believe everything you think. Wake up, we miss you.
• The ego is a ring of defense around nothing.
• Connection is the fabric of life. Life is relationship.
• Time is in your head. You are always here & now.
• Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.
• We are one. We just have the same feelings at different times.
and more to come...

The idea:
Creating awareness of these issues on a big scale, in a mainstream way. Using design on t-shirts and posters is a great way of getting a message across. We obviously know that this will never replace a book! Their function is to make people wonder about these issues and invite them to investigate further.

The plan:
The funds raised will be used for printing the t-shirts and posters, and also for building a community website where we can all discuss these topics, back them up with serious info, question everything, and learn from it all. Each file release will be centred around a theme such as relationship, freedom, authority, fear, identity, love, etc; and will be accompanied by a strong message that gets printed on the t-shirts and posters. Check our initial web mockup by clicking here.

The products:
Check the rewards on the right hand side of the page and pick the one for you. You can get one, three, or all six T-SHIRTS and/or POSTERS shipped to your door ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. We'll contact you at the end of the project to ask for your design choice, your size, and your address. They will be printed and shipped from England.

The posters are not just digital prints. Screen printing is a craft, check it out here. The t-shirts are Earth Positive, high quality 100% organic cotton. Ethically made and manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power. Handmade printed with water based inks that contain no harmful ingredients at all.

These t-shirts are slightly more expensive than normal due to its eco-friendliness and healthy qualities. The other option would have been the average T-shirt, made from pesticide-sprayed cotton, in a sweatshop in a third world country, dyed with chemical inks and printed with harmful PVC plastics. No, thank you.

About us:
We are Francisco Mazza and Amanda Cozens, a graphic designer from Argentina and a counselling student from Wales, who live in beautiful St Ives, England for the summer and California in winter. We've been interested in these topics for a long time and finally decided to do something about it. We hope to get your help for printing these messages. Without your support this project can't happen.

High quality GFSmith heavyweight colored paper. Water based inks. They will be shipped in a safe poster tube.

01 | EGO OFF
The ego is a ring of defense around nothing.

02 | DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK
You've been programmed. Wake up, we miss you.

03 | LIFE IS RELATIONSHIP
Connection is the fabric of life. Life is relationship.

04 | NOW
Time is in your head. You are always here & now.

05 | UNKNOWN
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.

06 | WE ARE ONE
We just have the same feelings at different times.

01 | EGO OFF
The ego is a ring of defense around nothing.

02 | DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK
You've been programmed. Wake up, we miss you.

03 | LIFE IS RELATIONSHIP
Connection is the fabric of life. Life is relationship.

04 | NOW
Time is in your head. You are always here & now.

05 | UNKNOWN
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.

06 | WE ARE ONE
We just have the same feelings at different times.

Thank you so much for reading this and considering backing our project. If there are any questions we haven't answered yet, please send us a message.

We'd love to have your support and make this happen. Please tell your friends as soon as you have done it and spread the word (well, the link in this case) to infinity. There is a Facebook and Twitter button below the video at the top of the page, please like us!

Last thing: All the printing is being produced with the help of a small local company, so if we (they) get overwhelmed by orders we would need to add a limit to the amount of prints and tees available. For the moment we can print as many as we want.

We thank you. We like you. Maybe this is Love.


Video credits: A big thanks to all the internet people that allowed us to use their clips for our video:  Joe | Matt Gosden | Stu Kennedy | Sam O' Hare | Minimus | Christopher Wright | Tyler Karcher |  Music by Autechre.

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    We'll email you wallpapers of all SIX designs for all your devices, from the smallest (iPhone, iPad) to the largest (laptop, desktop). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    ONE handmade screen printed POSTER of your choice, shipped to your doorstep anywhere in the WORLD (postage included). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    ONE handmade screen printed T-SHIRT of your choice, shipped to your doorstep anywhere in the WORLD (postage included). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    THREE handmade screen printed POSTERS of your choice, shipped to your doorstep anywhere in the WORLD (postage included). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    THREE handmade screen printed T-SHIRTS of your choice, shipped to your doorstep anywhere in the WORLD (postage included). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    ALL SIX handmade screen printed POSTERS, shipped to your doorstep anywhere in the WORLD (postage included). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    Pledge $185 or more About $185

    ALL SIX handmade screen printed T-SHIRTS, shipped to your doorstep anywhere in the WORLD (postage included). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    Pledge $295 or more About $295

    Everything! SIX POSTERS & SIX T-SHIRTS shipped to your doorstep anywhere in the WORLD (postage included). You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    Everything and more! You get ALL SIX TEES & POSTERS + an hour VIDEO SESSION with the High Intelligence Office. We can discuss humans, life, the universe and everything. We don't know everything but let's give it a try together. You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    OK, this is serious. ONE OF A KIND. You get ALL SIX TEES & POSTERS + an hour VIDEO SESSION with the High Intelligence Office (see previous pledge) + We work together on a new FILE RELEASE for the High Intelligence Office. You come up with the slogan and we design the Tee and print it in your size! AND you get to keep the original artwork. You also get to participate in our brainstorming sessions about content for the HIO website, and your name will be added as an agent of Good.

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