Tomato & Pass The Baton & adidas
Asked to contribute to Then, Now and Future - an exhibition with adidas Originals at Tokyo recycle store Pass The Baton - Simon Taylor from UK-based creative collective Tomato chose to put a sporting angle on the classic Japanese Koma-geta shoe.
Inspired Ingenuity: Nash & Cemal Okten & I Have Pop™
As we promised earlier, Intercity can now reveal the three artists and artworks we commissioned to help promote the Havana Club Inspired Ingenuity project. The brief was to create a piece of work that takes the everyday and turns it into something special and the results, by Nash, Cemal Okten and I Have Pop™, can be seen here.
Chris Law & Addict
Addict Clothing have just released this interview with graphic designer, typographer and shoe enthusiast, Chris Law (aka C-Law). In the video, Law gives us a glimpse of some of the pieces in his collection, as well as talking about his favourite shoes. He also previews his upcoming Autumn/Winter footwear range for Addict, and a new camouflage design.
Jordan Brand & Dave White
You've only got to look at the cover of the Art & Sole book to know that the Nike Air Jordan 1 is a favourite of artist Dave White. In this latest project he works with the silhouette once again - this time using it as canvas rather than subject matter. In order to support their new WINGS for the Future charitable program, Jordan Brand commissioned White to create this Air Jordan 1 Retro, which features an NBA All-Star inspired stars and stripes design. Limited to an extremely small run of just 23, you can bid now to win a pair of these exclusive sneakers at a charity auction here, with all proceeds going to the WINGS for the Future cause.
Nike & Fragment Design
In stark contrast to the vivid mismatch of their recent Dunk London collaboration, Nike and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design have also produced this pack of more understated Zoom All Court Low’s. First introduced in 1975 as a tennis shoe, the All Court Low has become a firm favorite with Fujiwara, who has chosen the silhouette on a number of occasions for his collaborations with Nike.
Airwalk & DC Comics
With previous (and upcoming) collaborations with the likes of Superga and Converse, DC Comics are no strangers to the sneaker scene. For their latest project, and following on from last year's exclusive release with Japanese fashion label Whiz, DC have once again teamed up with footwear company Airwalk - but this time enlisting the services of Japanese fashion brands Bounty Hunter and Masterpiece.
James Jarvis & 52 Spheres
As well as creating the first in our series of Art & Sole screen-prints, graphic artist James Jarvis had worked with Intercity previously on the Souvenir project, painting an entire skatepark shortly before it was demolished. As part of the project Jarvis also created an edition of 50 signed and numbered lino-cut prints which were given away to the local skaters - and it was this hands-on element of the project that has inspired Jarvis' latest undertaking, the ambitious task of publishing a small edition of lino-cut prints for every week of 2011.
//DIY & Nike
We’ve just spotted this beautiful photographic project, entitled Nike Klein’s Monochromes, by Swiss graphic design studio //DIY. Commissioned to create some imagery for the Nike Switzerland showroom in Bassersdorf, //DIY responded by creating these iconic images of Nike sneaker soles pressed into blue pigment powder.
Stéphane Malka & Reebok
Our copy of All Gone 2010 arrived a few days ago, and while looking through it we discovered this amazing project by Stéphane Malka Architecture. Entitled Temple of Fury, the image was commissioned by All Gone authors La MJC in order to illustrate the release of the Reebok Pump Fury Superlite - a forward-thinking homage to the classic Insta Pump Fury.
Sole Inspector & Creative Review
We've teamed up with visual communications magazine Creative Review to give away a stamped and signed artist proof of our Sole Inspector print by James Jarvis.