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
Posted in A Bathing Ape, A.P.C., Alexander McQueen, Bape, Givenchy, Jil Sander, Marcelo Burlon, Rick Owens, Supreme
Tagged Art, Designer, Football, Jerseys, Kits, World Cup
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
Following on from his Nike Decade sneaker artworks, illustrator Stephen Cheetham has turned his attention to another important part of any sneaker collection – the sneaker box…
After some initial research and image searching, Cheetham decided upon a collection of boxes from four of the largest sneaker brands – Nike, adidas, Vans and Converse. Each print shows a collection of boxes from the early days of the brand, through to the more modern boxes that are used today – all stacked as they would be in many a sneaker collectors bedroom.
‘For me it’s very interesting to see how a brand has evolved over the years,’ explains Cheetham, ‘and the box is a key indicator of this evolution. The logos, the colours and the box construction all communicate different aspects of the brand. I wanted to show the box as a product in it’s own right, away from the sneakers that it houses.’
All four Sneaker Boxes prints by Stephen Cheetham are available to purchase online (in a variety of sizes) from the excellent Print Process website now
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Tagged adidas, Art, Converse, Illustrations, Kicks, Nike, Sneaker Boxes, Sneakers, Stephen Cheetham, Trainers, Vans