Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jacket Antics

We are in the middle of Inspired Design week, and already I'm thinking it will trail into next week. There was too much good stuff at the conference! Since we are on the topic of coats check out these LED display jackets created by SubTela studio (also the creators of the Tornado Dress).

The jackets and vests have embedded LED panels that electronically display an array of text and patterns. These garments were based on the knowledge of textile history, recognizing cloth as a carrier of cultural information. Like how ancient textiles were used to distinguish one's tribe or skill through specific patterns on robes and belts. SubTela's garments are doing the same thing, but in an electronic and modern way. Check out the VIDEO.

Pretty neat right? Wait...it gets better...

SubTela took this process a step further and created Jacket Antics. Two garments have unique texts and designs scrolling through the LED array on each of the backs. If the wearers hold hands, the LED arrays presents a third, synchronous message that scrolls from one to the other. CRAZY right? The two garments interact through magnets on the sleeves and a bunch of electronic stuff I'm yet to understand. The VIDEO is great...wait for the part where they hold hands!

Wouldn't this be fun and sweet at a wedding? The couple holds hands and it reads Just Married! I'm sure there are plenty of other uses...ideas?

20 comments:

::Jan:: said...

Or walking out of court saying- just divorced :)

I am joking Pleasie. They are very cute. I could think of a ton of cute ways to use these.

please sir said...

Oh Jan - you are too funny! I bet there are lots of cute ways to use these...but don't think they are in production yet. Darn!

erin@designcrisis said...

Oh, these are too funny! I don't know if I could get my Hunny Bunny to wear one with me, though... maybe a mother/child combo?

Kasey said...

hilarious! love em.

Design Lovely said...

I think my fiance and I would get a kick out of these. What a cool idea and I love hearing about the designers inspiration and concept behind the jackets. Great post!

Mrs.French said...

mr. french and I definitely need a pair...xo t

Margeaux said...

Those are amazing!

paula said...

too much fun. what an idea, ha

Couture Carrie said...

That's awesome!!

xoxox,
CC

Savvy Mode SG said...

that is kinda cute for wedding!

Kierstin said...

Crazy cool...suprised we didn't see more political ads on these jackets before November!

Sal said...

Those SubTela folks are SUPERGENIUSES. And, clearly, romantics.

lisamarie said...

perfect for bike riding! you couldn't be more visible than that.

Joyce said...

These are such a hoot! Wouldn't it be fun to customize a jacket for a proposal or announcing a birth?!

Jessie Cacciola said...

this is awesome! (i would probably never do it, but i'm glad it exists) xo

cindy : quaint said...

the wedding idea is so cute. it could light up when they kiss. i take the subway, so i might like it to say 'if you can read this you're too close'.

a print a day said...

haha! that's awesome. it reminds me of tron for some reason.

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Hehee -- these are so cute. I can't show them to my husband though, as he is thoroughly obsessed with LEDs and thinks that they will replace everything in the world :)

Victoria said...

I am blown away!

varun said...

nice range!!Shawls and Scarves

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