The T-shirt Issue is an interdisciplinary collective that combines fashion, design and technology into unique basic apparel, ranging from daily wearable to conceptual installations.


T-Shirt patterns are placed and reconstructed in 3D space. Using basic geometry, an endless amount of unique patterns can be generated that create their own signature in the form of seam lines. 

One of the first projects from The T-shirt Issue, was Digital Portraits (below). The basic idea is that three people are portrayed digitally by scanning their bodies. The output of this scan in a 3D file, of which the resolution is defined by the amount of polygons - similar to pixels in a bitmap graphic. Linked with biographical memories, a digital twin of the body is created, extending the garment a formal-poetic character.

The 3D data is turned into 2D sewing patterns by using the unfolding function, which is a common tool used for paper models. The fabric and the inner interface, which defines the edges, are cut out with a laser cutter. Using strictly jersey as fabric, the perceived complexity of the garments is reduced to an approachable and basic level.

So nice, love The T-Shirt Issue.