20.12.11 / Permalink / Comments (0)

A Few of My Favourite Sneakers:    Jason Munro

As the Christmas holiday approaches fast, we thought we’d give you a visual treat to keep you occupied over the festive season. The latest in our series ‘A Few of My Favourite Sneakers’ is by Brighton-based illustrator Jason Munro

19.12.11 / Permalink / Comments (0)

New Balance Visit Flimby

As designers, here at Art & Sole we're interested in material just as much as we're interested in colour - which is precisely the reason this video caught our interest. Entitled The Vault, and narrated by 'Materials, Sourcing and Development Manager' Chris Hodgson, the video from the excellent new Visit Flimby website gives a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship of the New Balance Flimby factory in Cumbria, England.

19.12.11 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Nike & Freegums

Miami-based Peruvian artist Alvaro Ilizarbe, aka Freegums, recently created this detailed repeating pattern for a collaboration with the Nike LeBron 9 basketball shoe.

07.12.11 / Permalink / Comments (1)

Shin Tanaka

Our good friends over at Creative Review have recently featured a story on the ever-growing paper toy scene which has been developing across the world for the last few years. One of the artists featured in the piece is Japanese graffiti writer Shin Tanaka, and as we originally featured Tanaka's work in the Art & Sole book, we thought we'd get in touch with him to see if he'd been working on anything sneaker-related lately. The answer was a definite yes...