Category Archives: Art

‘Star Wars’ in Real Life by Thomas Dagg

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Reminiscing on his childhood, Canadian photographer Thomas Dagg has inserted popular elements from the Star Wars franchise into modern urban landscapes by using forced perspective to turn his childhood toys into realistic additions to his black-and-white photos. To do this, he used different focal lengths to shoot the real life shots and 5-inch toys so that they matched perspectives and angles. In an interview with PetaPixel, Dagg went into detail about his approach:

“I ended up shooting all the toys etc on neutral grey so I could take the shadows and blend it in using soft light or overlay modes. It would only really work if the seamless ended up being the perfect density, but it saved me so much time painting in shadows etc.”

“Shooting them imperfectly was actually rather freeing,” he explains. “I’d pull my phone out of my pocket and shoot the scene super quickly a few times in order to get what my natural ‘snapshot’ imperfect framing that I’d then match with my camera.”

“I wanted to feel like these could actually happen,” he adds. “Since in my head at 8 they definitely did.

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Nick Glackin : Sneaker Photography

Nick Glackin | The Style Raconteur

Art & Sole recently did an article on Nick Glackin who is someone Ive followed on Instagram for a while now. His sneaker photography is one if not THE best in a staturated genre on Instagram…take a peek

Manchester-based photographer Nick Glackin, aka Glackster, has taken the concept of footwear photography to a whole new (and much smaller) level…

Everyday, thousands of photographs of sneakers are being posted onto the Internet through various social media channels, inevitably getting replaced or forgotten about the following day. With this in mind, Glackin went about creating a more interesting way of photographing shoes, utilising a selection of miniature model figures to set various scenes.

The scenarios he creates with the figures (many of which are custom painted) will often reference a particular element of the relevant shoe. Whether that be a nod to the colourway name, the overall theme of the shoe, or even the cultural relevance it holds within the sneaker scene.

To see more of Glackin’s imagery, follow @glackster on Instagram

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Nike Flyknit Racer Lunar Max ‘Concept’

Flyknit Racer Lunar Max | The Style Raconteur

NIKE YOU GOTTA PRODUCE THESE…..MSTRPLN brings to life a concept throwing some of Nike’s most iconic designs of years past together with some more recent advanced shoe technology in what he is calling the Flyknit Racer Lunar Max. The upper uses the beloved and cozy king Nike Flyknit Racer while the sole goes with the recent Lunar Air Max 1 technology. Throw a speckled midsole on top of that and you can go ahead and take our money now. While this is still a concept illustration done by MSTRPLN there must be something in the pipeline.

Flyknit Racer Lunar Max | The Style Raconteur

Ryan Putnam’s Illustrations of Famous Movie Costumes

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Artist and graphic designer Ryan Putnam has created a series of simple yet eye-catching outfit grids of famous movie costumes. The simple illustrations cover several iconic film characters from movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and more.

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Nike x Mr Brainwash ‘Just Did It’ & ‘MBW’

nike-air-force-1-mr-brainwash-700x357Mr. Brainwash has joined forces with Nike to do what he does best: Make things that can vaguely pass as art, and sell them for shit-tons of money. The controversial street artist has put his mark on two popular silhouettes, which is really just a fancy way of saying he messily splattered them with paint. They are available in the “We Just Did It” sneaker which is a modified version of the Air Force One, and the “MBW Shoe” which is a new spin on the Nike Internationalist. Not a colab I’ll be picking up but no doubt they will be swept up by relsellers and appear at the likes of Crepe City for a small fortune. I’m off to Jackson Pollock my Air Force Ones…They’ll both be available for purchase here starting June 26th in extremely limited quantities.

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Huey, Dewey and Louie in Supreme, Nike, Givenchy and MORT by Simeon Georgiev

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Bulgarian artist Simeon Georgiev is back with his latest series of illustrated streetwear staples exclusively for Highsnobiety. This time featuring the mischievous trio Huey, Dewey and Louie, the identical triplets come outfitted in Supreme, Nike, Givenchy and MORT. In the first set, the identical triplets double up on the unmistakable box logo, with each monochromatic outfit set against a matching pair of Air Max 1s. Inspired by the dark color palette used by Paris’s MORT crew in the second set, Georgiev complemented New York Fashion Week’s most popular cap with leather jackets and aggressive, high-top, star-studded Givenchy sneakers.

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Contemporary Music Stars Reimagined as Cartoon Characters

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Based out of Lübeck, Germany, illustrator and graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang reimagined a number of musical icons as our most beloved cartoon characters with pretty awesome results. Yeezy for instance takes the form of Porky Pig, while the Bawse finds his alter ego in Spongebob’s dimwitted and equally massive homie Patrick. Check out the other combinations in the gallery above, including Pharrell, Drake and many more.

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