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THE END

Yes. We’re nearly there. Five months have flown by and the clock says only 40 hours left until we open the doors to our London Design Festival display. ‘Dream-Land’ means a great deal to us, as it will be our very last work made under the moniker The T/Shirt Issue. With this last installation we […]

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Week 24: Sit Down and Sew

The interface we use to stiffen the fabric serves as the backbone of the eventual piece, making all the difference in its precision. How many hands does it take to translate thousands of laser-cut polygons onto fabric? Well, at least an extra 10. A few to iron the interface onto the jersey, a few more […]

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Week 20: The Imperial Laser Show

3D scanning, digital modelling, prototyping; those are all things of the past. With 1.5 months to go until London Design Festival, it’s about laser cutting the final patterns now. For this purpose, we set up shop at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College right up Exhibition Road. Sate-of-the-art facilities, extraordinary hospitality and convenient location […]

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Mid-Residency Q&A with The T/Shirt Issue

July marks the halfway point for our Artists in Residence who are here at the V&A for six months. I went to see Digital Design Residents Rozi and Hande from The T/Shirt Issue to ask them some questions to see how everything is going. What is your favourite item that you have found in the […]

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Week 13: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

3D scanning is essentially taking a multitude of photos around an object, recording reality in a slightly reduced form. The direct visible result of a scan has a certain aesthetic appeal but can’t quite be compared to what you would achieve with a regular camera. The benefits of a 3D scan actually lie below the surface, in the […]

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Week 9: Leda and the Neon

Has Greek mythology ever disappointed in delivering absurd story lines? Not that we can think of. Take for instance Leda and the Swan, the classic tale of Zeus appearing in the form of a swan to seduce Leda. Although the story has been depicted by many artists and in different form over the years, our attention was caught […]

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Week 7: If loving a goat is wrong, we don’t want to be right

During the last two weeks we have been going through the museum to scan the first objects we found both good-looking (e.g. Narcissus, Museum no. 7560-1861) and interesting. Ticking both boxes, the life-sized, porcelain Meissen goat (Museum no. C.111-1932) evoked great feelings of joy with all of us and so it was agreed that this had to be our first Muse. The goat is one of […]

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From Digital to Physical – an update from The T/Shirt Issue studio

Digital Design Residents The T/Shirt Issue have been busy over the past couple of weeks finding inspiration from the Museum collections and creating paper patterns which turn into wonderful 3D paper sculptures. We are loving the animals they have popping out of the wall of the studio and can’t wait to see what will emerge […]

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The T/Shirt Issue – first V&A blog post

Hello and welcome to our first blog post!  We’re about to embark on a journey to the centre of the V&A and would very much like to share this special experience with you. Hosted by both the Museum and the Goethe Institut London, our Digital Design Residency will run from April until the end of […]

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Exciting first week for our residents

After their introduction to the Museum our new Artists in Residence have started to release their creativity within their new studio spaces. Here are some photos to share how they’ve been getting on in their first week. We can’t wait to see what they do with a bit more time! Follow what our artists are […]

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