dave rittinger: zero footprint shirts leaf series
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nov 03, 2010

dave rittinger: zero footprint shirts leaf series

‘zero footprint shirts: leaf series’



brooklyn-based designer and artist dave rittinger has developed a series of five shirts made from various colored leaves. the ‘zero footprint shirts: leaf series’ is an exercise in embracing ecological consciousness, illustrating how beautiful and also unpractical extremes can sometimes be.













  • lovely! don’t know what to say.. I Think wood is one of the most amazing materials, but it’s nice to se how other parts of the trees can be used.
    [url=http://www.martineseedorff.dk/index.php?page=wood] 2 of my wood projects [/url]

    Martine says:
  • it’s a lovely communication project from a great communication designer. it should be pointed out in this article that rittinger is not a product designer or a fashion designer because looking at this project under the wrong light could really compromise its meaning. just my opinion though.

    Randy says:
  • wouldn’t it be better if the model were a woman?

    Rob says:
  • Rob, you make me cry…

    iBouc says:
  • I’m with “Randy”- he is a designer/conceptual artist, not a fashion designer and I feel there is a bit of a parody in this piece as a critique toward the often-occurring absurdity of the fashion world- perhaps I am the only one to see that facet of this work. No less, it’s great to see this artist highlighted, he has some other great works on his website daverittinger.com. I especially love the red-leaf shirt. This piece reminds me of relishing in natures beauty as a child, jumping into leaf piles and covering myself up to my neck. Beautiful.

    Mata Hari says:
  • Yeah, sorry, I just thought the choices of an artist and designer had nothing to do with the fantasies of guys around fashion…

    Gay iBouc says:
  • well, if you go a step further, you can say that by picking green leaves you reduce the transformation of CO2 to oxygen, therefore increasing the volume of CO2.

    su lee says:
  • The top one is surprisingly attractive. Bet it’s a bit itchy though!

    Chloe says:

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