Bio-Engineered Spider Silk

"This necktie took five years to produce. It took a team of scientists and engineers nearly 200 person-years to coax these fibers into existence, and then spin them into yarn to make the tie you see here. So while it is 'Just a Tie', we are awfully proud of it." 

Dress Code DNA, by Bolt Threads, Emeryville CA

I love working with Bolt Threads and their amazing team. I felt honored to collaborate on this project and create the first imagery of the most expensive ties ever made!

Fun Fact: A spider can produce 7 types of silk: Silk for mobility, Silk for web-building with varying properties of stretchiness, strength, stickiness, and durability, Silk with antimicrobial properties for storing food, and Silk for protecting egg sacs.