The shirt is both playful as well as powerful; intuitive as well as speckled with easter-eggs of symbolism and information (the green tint of the shirt the result of a Photoshop overlay that inverted the combination of Operator-Blue and Future Intel-purple, the sentence on its front both poetic as well as a metaphor for radio that Nicole had felt close to for years). It was a labor of love, just as Operator and Future Intel are to those involved.
Collaboration with Operator. Designed by Nicole Martens (NM Studio) & Sjoerd de Ridder
Graphic screenprints on chest and back
Made in Portugal
The launch of this shirt, and the collaboration it entailed between both teams and designers involved with Operator and Future Intel, presented itself as a perfect opportunity for me to interview and explore two organizations......