If you take a look at Nick’s glass art, you’ll see these designs on his vessels and vases. We liked them so much we wanted them on shirts too.
Like our Cascading Leaves and Maple Leaf designs, this image is based on one of Nick’s original photographs. For the "leaves" designs, Nick first takes macro photos of different types of leaves, capturing their delicate lines and veins. Then these images are digitally edited to enhance the contrast and create transparencies, which are exposed onto the silkscreens. Next, they're handprinted onto the shirt fabric. In the case of "The Reader" design, things took a bit of a whimsical turn as we played around with superimposing the reading man, taken from another original photograph, into the leaf image.
All Blackhare tees are preshrunk and handprinted in Toronto using water-based, eco-friendly inks. A great design on a bad shirt is no good, so we made sure to prioritize fit and feel for our tees by choosing a super soft and comfy CVC material with a fit that won't lose its shape after repeated washes.