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
100% cotton
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......