Melanie and I have been friends since junior high, when she gave super shy, 7th grade me a barrette in social studies class. She puts up with me drawing her a lot. For that and many other reasons, she is the coolest.
Months ago, the brilliant folks of 10bitworks asked me if I would be up for creating a front and back design for an LED lit shirt they would be creating and presenting at the 2012 Luminaria festival. Here’s how they turned out! We wandered though HemisFair Park in San Antonio, TX as a mobile installation, and were well received by the festival patrons.
While in radio mode, the light patterns active on the shirts were controlled by remotely by Jeremy Zunker and depending on the mode, synced up from shirt to shirt. With the touch pad on Jeremy’s computer, the viewers were able to interact with the art by selecting the active color.
The shirts can be purchased at http://www.10bitworks.com/shop. They come in ladies’ and men’s sizes and in white, violet, red and light blue with black ink. There is talk of a run in silver ink, so stay tuned!