Nike & Geoff Mcfetridge
Released in conjunction with the Art in the Streets exhibition currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, these Nike SB Paper Dunks feature abstracted artwork created by LA-based artist and designer Geoff Mcfetridge. We managed to catch up with Geoff and ask him about the project.
The Sneaker Business by Errol
Last month, while writing about the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery's Sneaker Symposium, we mentioned an ongoing project entitled The Sneaker Business by photographer Errol. Since then we've been in contact with Errol for a more in-depth look at the project and, among other things, to ask him to tell us a little about the concept.
Big Sneaker by Olaf Nicolai
We went to see the very inspiring Wim Crouwel exhibition at London’s Design Museum last week, and while we were admiring the ‘padded’ typeface that he’d created for a Claes Oldenburg exhibition catalogue in 1970, we couldn’t help being reminded of this huge inflatable (note the reference to Nike Air) sneaker by German artist Olaf Nicolai.
Asics & Surface to Air
Officially launched on Sunday 10 April (in honour of the Marathon de Paris,) this Asics collaboration with creative studio and fashion brand Surface to Air uses the performance Gel DS Trainer 14 silhouette. With inspiration apparently coming from lightning storms and the controversial hi-tech Olympic swimming suits, these all-black make-ups show attention to detail with subtle touches including reflective piping on the uppers and the Surface to Air logo featured on the tongue, toe box and on a metal eyelet on the side-panels.
Dave White & Americana
Today sees the opening of Art & Sole cover artist Dave White's latest solo show at the Coningsby Gallery, London. Entitled Americana, the exhibition explores American heritage and the spirit of the West, featuring a series of large scale oil paintings alongside limited edition prints and works on paper.
Nike & Liberty
The latest collaboration between Nike Sportswear and Liberty Art Fabrics was launched in style last Thursday at the Liberty store in London. Turning a room on the second floor into a basketball-themed shoe emporium, the launch featured the shoes themselves suspended between interlocking golden hoops, and an amazing chandelier installation with gold basketball hoops and Liberty back-boards in the store’s central atrium.