Art & Sole: mini edition
Posted on March 7, 2012 by Rex
What do you give the sneaker loving boy who has everything? This book.
The sneaker scene has taken off in a big way. The explosion of artists, brands and designer collaborations in recent years is spellbinding. From established sports brands to couture houses, everyone is loving it.
These specialist shoes are produced as short runs, using innovative or luxury materials, and often have bespoke packaging. Some even push the design of the shoes themselves, creating hybrids or new incarnations of classic designs. Although, you probably knew that.
Published January 2012, the book focuses exclusively on contemporary, cutting-edge sneaker design, Art & Sole sets out to explore and to celebrate the creative side of sneaker culture – showing the best and most original rarities and collaborations.
This book is essentially a get out of jail free card for any girlfriend, and a must have for any enthusiast of sneaker design or collector of the shoes themselves.
London-based design studio Intercity was founded in 2004. The company has produced work for a wide variety of clients including Uniqlo, Bush Records, Carhartt and Creative Review. Intercity are co-authors of Rad Rides (Laurence King, 2012), an exciting and in-depth exploration of the world of BMX bikes.
Check out the Art & Sole blog for more info.