If you work in a startup or earn your bread as a freelance programmer, nothing must stop you from wearing this circuit board tie. It’s fashion statement and geeky abomination rolled into one, a subtle declaration of techcentric intent in a world of boring square people. It’s also freakin’ weird.
Created by artist Michael Phipps, the circuit patterns printed on the fabric is a combination of copper and metallic paint on a microfiber surface. It would actually look better if the pattern were more complex or the accompanying shirt had an equally distinctive and eye catching circuit mess for that off beat Tron effect.
Here’s a little text attributed to Michael Phipps:
I’m really excited about this new design! I designed it to look just like a computer circuit board but also treated it like a piece of modern art as I obsessed over the composition. It turned out so well I decided I had to use some specialty metallic inks to do it justice.
Carefully screen printed by hand on a soft microfiber Umo Lorenzo necktie. The tie is standard size- 3.5″ at the widest point and 58″ long. The printed pattern extends up the tie about 16
A circuit tie will set you back $30 over at Etsy. That’s not a lot by any measure.
Hey! Turns out there’s a matching t-shirt for this fashion accessory.
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