Like many other marital artists, I have had a long time interest in the art and culture surrounding martial arts as a whole, but particularly samurai (at least the westerners' romanticized version of samurai). The imagery of the samurai is very striking and iconic, not just practical, but expressive and representative of the individual, evoking the virtues of bravery, loyalty, discipline, and fearlessness, in addition to martial prowess and self-control. There is a rich visual history of samurai weapons and armor, particularly the helmets, some of which were very unique and ornate, and are very much pieces of art in themselves.
This shirt is intended to be the first in a series of samurai helmet themed images, influenced by the culture and history, my own dedication and study of martial arts (since 1995), as well as my own creative influences and inspirations. They are not meant to represent any particular samurai from history, nor any family. The various "family crests" that appear are of my own design, certainly influenced by history, but not intending to directly copy.
Printed on Unisex Bella and Canvas 3001 shirts:
This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
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16 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
This shirt is super cool! Well made, quick shipping and a fun graphic. The communication with the seller was fantastic! The story behind the graphic is really cool too! I have bought two and can’t wait to give them to family- we have have a tailless cat and are into parkour so it was a perfect choice!
This will be my new favorite shirt! The design is awesome, looks even better in person. Love the plunger monkey! Thanks to the artist for sharing his creation and his dreams.
This is my second Parkour Bobcat tshirt from this seller. Super cool graphic, great communication from seller and great story behind the graphic!
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