Michael Lau & Maharishi
Artist and toy designer Michael Lau has teamed up with Maharishi once again to create some special editions of his iconic toy figures. The release includes two versions of the Mr. Shoe (Sample) character, based on a Nike Air Force 1, as well as a NY Fatcap and a TooBigFoot.
The colour scheme used for all the characters comes from Maharishi’s in-house palette of olive and orange; a reference to the classic olive MA-1 flying jacket which was made reversible with a bright Indian orange lining (so that if an airplane crashed and the pilot escaped, the jacket could be reversed to the orange side for a highly visible signal to rescue personnel).
Only 50 editions of each figure have been created, with limited quantities available in-store only at Maharishi in London.