The collaborators create items of clothing by first scanning human bodies, using the data to create sewing patterns of 3D polygons, then turn these into 2D files, which are finally used to laser cut fabric.
With three Digital T-Shirts on the Mashallah Design site, and a few more wearable versions on their The T/Shirt Issue shop (along with corresponding graphic patterns, to boot), the project and pieces are a nice, new twist to an everyday product.
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The T-Shirt Issue—a collaboration by Mashallah Design and Linda Kostowski—makes pieces that are like architecture and descriptions like poetry. “After hearing a story about a boy brought up by a wolf, I wanted this more than anything else. The wolf would have accompanied my nocturnal wanderings, would have eagerly shared by reconnaissances and sometimes my thunderous sighs,” is the text that accompanies the project’s jaw-dropping “No. 419: Wolf” piece.
Indeed, just when you thought you’d seen pretty much every t-shirt twist and tweak, what sounds like a another t-shirt design project is actually quite a complex feat of 2D-3D design.
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