Canon A1 (wrap around) by Yukio Miyamoto



The Artwork:

This Canon A1 T-shirt is one of a series of seven using images built by Yukio Miyamoto.

Any colour as long as it is black, the Canon A1, introduced in 1978. 

Arguably the camera that kicked off an era of intense competition and innovation in the development of super competent partially electronic SLRs between the Japanese manufacturers; (Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Minolta, Yashica) that revolutionised and democratised photography – by automating aperture, shutter speed, one or the other or both.   In the process the once dominant West German camera industry was decimated. 

It is said of sound amplification rubbish in rubbish out; amplifiers only make what you put into them louder, they do not make it better.   To a significant extent the same applies to artwork and its reproduction.  Yukio Miyamoto’s simulations and 3D models of cameras are beautifully realised, we reproduce them at 720 and 1440 dpi.  The files when we send them to the printer are typically about a giga byte in size.   This image is enlarged and cropped to the point where it extends from side seam to side seam.  Pixelations there are none.  The result is an extraordinary expression of enthusiasm and admiration.  

Some of these shirts will be interactive using the blippar app.  The videos will be made with illustrations of some of the stages of Yukio’s 3D simulations. Admire the Canon A-1, wear one of our range of Canon A1 t shirts by Yukio Miyamoto.

The shirts:

These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with cool-max-image-e1485361440757.png fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.

The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.

The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.

These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.

These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.

The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.

The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.

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