Kwills & Asics
In collaboration with Asics, German sneaker boutique Afew recently commissioned Dutch artist Kwills to create a collection of 12 sneaker-inspired artworks - a project which was part of a special event organised in celebration of this year's Japan Day in Düsseldorf...
Nike & The Art + Science of Natural Motion
Helping to celebrate the recent Free and Flyknit footwear innovations, Nike has teamed up with digital artists Universal Everything, Daniel Widrig and Quayola+Sinigaglia to create The Art + Science of Natural Motion, an exhibition based around the principles of ‘fit’ and ‘flex’…
Nike & The Air We Breathe
Held at London's Film Museum, last week saw Nike hosting an event (under the banner of 'The Air We Breathe') to kick-start this years' celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Air Max. As always with Nike, there were some great installations and product displays as part of the event, including this sneakers-as-lungs neon artwork and a Damien Hirst-style anatomical model...
Nike Lunar Force 1
As we mentioned in our previous post, Nike recently released the new generation Lunar Force 1 silhouette to help drive forward the legacy of the original Air Force 1 shoe - which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012. Art & Sole were fortunate enough to attend the European LF1 launch party (held at Nike's 1948 space in London), which featured a very interesting series of all-white installations displaying the inspiration and cultural heritage behind the shoe...
Nike Graphic Studio Art Show
Hosted in the company's heartland of Portland, Oregon, last month saw the third iteration of the Nike Graphic Studio Art Show, an exhibition showcasing the work of 50 Nike creatives...
Sole DXB: The Art of the Sneaker
A few weeks ago, Alex Nash gave us a sneek preview of a new project (more on that later) that he was set to unveil at the Sole DXB Sneaker Summit event in Dubai. Billed as 'the only sneaker festival in the Middle East', the event was centred around the theme of The Art of the Sneaker and featured a whole host of sneaker/art-related activities...
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.
Entitled Sneaker Speakers: The Symposium of the Training Shoe, the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery are about to host a day of talks with some of the most interesting figures and thinkers from UK sneaker culture.
Onitsuka Tiger & Koi Klub
Taking place during Berlin's Fashion Week, and following on from a previous show in 2010, Family and Friends was a pop-up exhibition created to promote Onitsuka Tiger’s upcoming collaborative projects.
Rosie Lee & Nike
October saw the Nike Lunar Eclipse launch in London, an exhibition showcasing the eight major technologies in Nike Running. Held at the 1948 space in Shoreditch, the centerpiece of the event was this optical installation by design consultancy Rosie Lee. When viewed head-on the shoe appears complete, but move around the shoe and the 15 separate elements that make up the piece are slowly revealed.