reflections

SNEAKERS DESIGN SUBMISSION 2017

Late 2016 and earlier this year, I participated in two different pensole sneakers design competitions. I lost the first which was a TV show and the other was a boot camp which I won. I was denied visa though to train as a footwear designer but the experience was an amazing one as I discovered how to render my designs using vector illustrations.

The brief was to design a footwear themed around a fashion designer from the 18th century and other inspirations from my environment.

The Mood board

The Mood board

The Sketch

The Sketch

The line art

The line art

The Knit

The Knit

Adding the details

Adding the details

Full render

Full render

Of course, a patriot must always remember where he comes from

Of course, a patriot must always remember where he comes from

...and lastly, my favourite colour combinations

...and lastly, my favourite colour combinations

MY FIRST LOVE

The only reason I wanted to be a graphic designer years ago was to have the ability to design sneakers.

See below my submission for the LaceUp TV Ultimate Sneaker Challenge Suggestion Box Competition by Pensole Academy. I have always wanted to disrupt the adidas Superstar sneakers.

This was designed for Anthony Anderson.

BACKGROUND

Anthony (Tony) Anderson is from Compton, grew up in an era of NWA, gang violence, crime, drive by shootings but still made the SUPERSTAR status against all odds. He is a successful actor, comedian, writer and game show host, popularly known for his role in ABC sitcom Black-ish. He is influenced by two of the greatest Hip-Hop artists of all time; Tupac Shackur and Biggie who are from East Harlem and Brooklyn, New York respectively. Tupac and Biggie were victims of an intercostal rivalry war that led to their deaths and if only they realized they were from the same city, re-invented themselves, ended their rivalry, united and connected more together to influence the next generation of black kids before their deaths, they could still be alive to gift the world with more inspiring sounds of hope like “Keep ya head up” and “Sky’s the limit” unlike the mumble rap that is out there these days. Anthony’s success story shows hard work, patience, re-invention, perseverance and consistency overtime.

WHAT ANTHONY NEEDS: Anthony is a sneakerhead who wants a custom-made, classy and stylish superstar sneakers he could rock on the streets and the white house at the same time without socks.

INSPIRATION: Re-invention Breathable Modern Classic Legendary

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Something for us.

Something for us.

One of my favourite colour combinations

One of my favourite colour combinations