I’m very pleased indeed that after a few months gestation, my new T-shirt company, Project Cancelled is finally up and running. After realising that, in comparison to sci-fi or cult movie fans, aviation enthusiasts got a raw deal in the t-shirt stakes, I thought I’d try to do something about it. Project Cancelled is the result. The designs, inspired by aviation, space and other cool stuff, have been produced with all the passion, care and understanding that’s so evident in the best sci-fi and cult movie t-shirts.
Why the name? As a boy, a book called Project Cancelled had a kind of magnetic effect on me. It was a history of all the exotic British aircraft designs that never made it. A handful flew, but most didn’t make it off the drawing board. Somehow, instead of being depressing, the book fired my imagination – enough that I ended up writing books like Vulcan 607, Phoenix Squadron and Storm Front. So time dreaming of a future that never came to pass ended up being time well spent.
Some of those tantalising what-ifs feature in the range of Project Cancelled designs, like our TSR-2 or Avro Arrow Pilots Notes designs. Alongside these there are t-shirts inspired by real aviation history, like the one marking the iconic SR-71 Blackbird spyplane’s deployment to Japan, and memorable aviation moments from cult movies like from Top Gun to The Wild Geese, and from Flash Gordon to Avengers. A few mash up fact and fiction: where geek worlds collide. New designs will be added to the store regularly so please sign up to our newsletter or follow us on twitter for news of the latest aviation T-shirts from Project Cancelled.