Love sneakers? Love compacted cars? Then this graphic designer has taken two of your favourite things and mashed them up. Sneakercube is a design project by Pawel Nolbert, who takes his wish list of swagged-out-high-end sneakers from Raf Simmons to Louboutin, and puts them through a process of cubification. There is not much more to it, but the result would make even the squarest person want to rock kicks. For comparison, each cubed sneaker is displayed next to its highly coveted original.
We love the look of these sneakers, which are the result of a collaboration between uber-hip jean line, Evisu Jeans, and cult phenom label, Common Projects. The line will consist two styles of leather, vulcanized sneakers, branded as a limited collaboration using Common Projects’ trademark foil heel stamp. Good for all happy feet.
Converse kicks off its hundredth anniversary with 1HUND(RED), a special artist series with proceeds going to the Global Fund. The project is a year-long release of shoes designed by notable artists, including Auckland-based illustrator, Dennis Juan Ma, whose shoe [above] is number twenty in the series.
Amanda Yoakum is the creative whirlwind behind YoaKustoms, customised sneakers which stand as ‘an artistic expression rather than just a factory look’. We dig these kicks like we haven’t dug kicks in a long, long time.
It’s hard not to sigh at another vector face or skull and diamond combo. I’m guilty of skull overindulgence myself. But Six Letter Word — aka illustrator, Diogo Potes — balances skulls with other macabre themes to create art that actually looks fresh and interesting.