Toby Neilan: Air 2 Zoom
Two months in the making, Air 2 Zoom is a new project by graphic artist (and Art & Sole contributor) Toby Neilan, in which he’s illustrated an A-Z of his favourite Nike sneakers…
The concept originally came to Neilan almost two years ago and now, finally, the project can be released as a special edition print series. ‘I saw the A-Z as a great tool to illustrate a collection of objects,’ says Neilan, ‘and having recently completed a series of classic chairs and lighting, the next step was to find a subject that could complete the alphabet. I wanted to find a subject that would remain related as a collection of 26 images – and having a vested interested in trainers it wasn’t long before I realised that Nike would offer the solution. With Nike’s 43 year back catalogue, I was able to find a trainer for each letter and also record some old classics.’
Featuring classic silhouettes such as the Air Max 1 and Dunk Low, the artwork also includes some more unusual models such as the Air Max Nitro and Kukini.
Air 2 Zoom is available now through the Art & Sole shop, either as a complete A-Z of Nike silhouettes, or as individual sneaker illustrations