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Yukio Miyamoto Nagra III tee shirt

£ 49.00

If you understand Adobe Illustrator files you will be astonished to learn the images on this shirt are Ai files, they are vectored. Yukio's work on our t shirts is a gorgeous physical manifestation of extraordinary craft, a profound understanding of his subjects, precision and digital skill. We are very fortunate in having it available for you to be able to buy. The Nagra III became the standard sound recorder for the film and TV industry from the early '60s to the '90s. This to the point they won Stefan Kudelski, the founder of Nagra, Oscars. Nagra audio equipment is made without financial compromise; no plated plastic here, the components were machined from solid. They were priced at similar money to small cars. But money could not buy a better instrument of this type. Nagra's standards of construction are matched by the quality of Yukio's images. Without Yukio's passion, skill and interest money could not buy you a similar simulation. For WeAdmire art is the physical expression of particular craft and labour. Man Ray had it that Creativity is divine, reproduction is human. Yukio's work, although in the form of digital illustration, is creative art in its ingenuity and skill. Partly because it is interesting to see how the image is constructed, and just in case anyone thinks it might be a photograph, we deconstruct the main file image to a line drawing on the reverse of the shirt. Otherwise look closely and you can see the machine illustrated has seen some proper action and has the patina, simulated in detail to show, for it.

Our t-shirts are unique for being wholly made with CoolMax freshFX. CoolMax is a patented fibre designed to wick perspiration and accelerate moisture evaporation, keeping wearers cooler and drier. This wicking feature of the fabric is made possible by micro channels engineered into the profile of and surface of the fibre. These channels are cleverly dimensioned to exploit the surface tension and capillary action of water. Being physical properties of the fibre, these channels endure and do not significantly diminish with wear or washing.

Antimicrobial (freshFX) treatment stops the propagation of odour producing bacteria. This is achieved by embedding silver salt crystals into the structure of the fibre. FreshFX treatment like the wicking is permanent and does not leach out with everyday use. These characteristics ensure the shirts remain cool, dry and odour free regardless of what you might do in them. Performance of the fabric is guaranteed through a certified and monitored manufacturing process.