It was a canyoning level 3 (Initiateur Canyon / Canyoning Initiator) initiation and evaluation weekend back in 2009 where some of my fellow canyoners had to participate and get the qualification. To cheer them up four people got in a car, drove for 5 hours to reach them in the mountains and as we were driving, having started at 05h00 in the morning, one fellow said: “Canyoning. It’s like a disease. Once you get it you ‘re done!”, so we named ourselves Canyongitis team. During the weekend I was trying to write a definition of this new disease, so Canyongitis legendary T-shirt was created.
The first lockdown in March 2020 was the trigger point for canyoning.ai portal concept. The global awareness about this new threat made me think about the canyoning community worldwide. I felt deeply connected to all canyoners struggling to cope with the new terms of living. So, trying to make a happy statement, I have decided to revive Canyongitis Team spirit – because you all know that canyoning is similar to a positive disease. It‘s fun, it‘s contagious and it unites us all, where ever there are canyons, on our beautiful planet.
As being a graphic designer, I always wanted to work with the best. This is how I met Manolis Angelakis – Tind – a young, very talented and respected silk-printer in Athens, Greece. His work has inspired me greatly and I have the pleasure of introducing him in our website. All t-shirts and tote bags are hand printed, one by one, in Tind’s workshop, therefore we have a limited-edition production rate and a pre-order policy, so each canyoner purchasing our products can enjoy a unique, personal art object as part of everyday wear or a statement of passion for canyoning.
To know more about Tind please have the pleasure to visit his social media below.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tind.extraordinaire/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tind_extraordinaire/?hl=en, Behance: https://www.behance.net/tind_?isa0=1, Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/tindsilkscreen/videos
Canyoninig.ai store silk-printed products are of a high-quality cotton fabric. What is most important, is the procedure of printing. Tind is using a water base substitute ink which instead of putting actual ink on the black dyed fabric it erases the color, leaving the white background surface of the fabric to appear. The material is a formaldehyde-free MagnaPrint® Discharge ULF system and has nontoxic effect on the human body, as it enables the skin to breath even under large scale designs.
We hope that you enjoy using our products as much as we do creating them for you. Have fun, enjoy life, keep canyoning!