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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Posted in Art, Footwear, Photography, Sneakers
Tagged @Glaskster, Art, Instagram, Kicks, Nick Glackin, Photography, Sneaker, Trainer
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.
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Tagged Art, Concept, Flyknit, Illistration, Lunar, Max, MSTRPLN, Nike, Racer
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.
Mr. 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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Tagged Air Force One, Art, Internationalist, Just Did It, Kicks, MBW, Mr Brainwash, Nike, Sneakers, Street Art, Trainers
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.
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.
Dead Dilly, who we recently commissioned to imagine Kanye x Adidas and evenrebranded the NBA, is back with a new series of illustrations that imagine collabs between Jordan and high-end fashion labels. While merely a dream, a lot of these aren’t terrible. I wouldn’t be totally upset with some MMM paint-dipped Jordan III’s. Does that make me a bad person? Probably.
Being the savvy artist that he is, he also created what would be a Saint Laurent Paris Jordan 1 aka basically just the current Saint Laurent hi-top sneaker with a Nike logo. The only real brick I can detect is the Hood By Air Jordan 5, if only because if HBA were to actually collab with Jordan, then it would either be totally insane, with a ton of straps and stuff, or it would simply have a printed box logo on the side costing an extra £500. But, yeah, overall Dilly is visionary when it comes to this shit.
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Tagged Art, Dead Dilly, Jordan, Kicks, Nike, Premium, Sneakers, Trainers
Artist FILFURY has created a new series of pieces designed using sneakers. The series includes a goat skull, cow skull, question mark, butterflies, beetles and human skulls, all designed using digitally manipulated pieces from classic shoes. The models used for this series include the adidas Originals Superstar, the Air Jordan 4 Retro, and the Reebok Shaq Attack. See more of FILFURY’s work here.
Just because I can……!!!!! Following her November shoot for GQ, Emily Ratajkowski once again strikes some seductive poses for the lens of controversial photographer Terry Richardson. Clad in a minimal amount of transparent lingerie, the half-Polish, half-British beauty stars as one of many babes in an editorial “that made 2013 all the easier to love.” We’ll have more to share in the coming weeks but for now, enjoy the two images.