Sunday, October 31, 2010

the "T" in T-shirt

Dedicated post!
This is for my Hero who just loves typography. So here is the perfect mix between our two worlds (oohhh, perfect!).

All this was possible because of Masashi Kawamura, who decided to underline the connection between the word, it's meaning and the actual image that the word describes:
‘T’ shirts are T shirts that was designed to have the silhouette of 5 famous typefaces; Helvetica, Caslon, Baskerville, Courier, and Cooper Black.

In the world of typography, terms such as typeface, character, body, etc are used to describe the form of a letter. The reason why they use expressions closely related to a human body, is perhaps because each different letter has a distinct quality and personality, in a similar way that us humans are all unique.

In the designing process of these shirts, I aimed to capture the character of each typeface and tried to give them a unique look and presence once worn. By collaborating with Itaru Yonenaga, I feel we were able to produce a collection of shirts that is not only conceptual, but wearable as real clothes. I hope you will find your favorite shirt/typeface.

Now, this just made my day. Actually, my week. It's just amazing where people get their inspiration! Love it!From:

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