Monday, 23 May 2011

Pens & Paper

Nike Dunks on the Road - Anon
BACKGROUND: Founded by Christopher Gray in 2009, TOY is a collective of European designers, artists and illustrators who among other things were recently featured as One's to Watch in Creative Review magazine. Working as both a creative agency and an artist management service, Toy's global client base includes Sony, Macy's, Hilton Hotels, Nike and Busch Gardens (courtesy of Art&Sole)...

As for introducing their artistic merits and talents there seems no better way than showcasing a selection of their drawings. Not just any old drawings but their artistic interpretations of their own favourite kicks. Just to mix things up, also included are some other drawings just to give TOY a run for their money. It has to be said that sneaker art never fails to disappoint and still proves to be a fertile ground for pushing the visual boundaries of the sneaker aesthetic. 

Reebok pump prototype by Scot Balmer

La Gear By Christopher Gray

Origami Nike Blazers - Anon 

Final Product

Nike Icarus by Chris Martin

Converse All Star 2 by Jean Jullien


1986 Nike Dunk High Iowa Hawkeye Be True Spike

Mr. Hare King Tubby by Jan Hakon

The auto lacing shoes from 'Back to the Future II'

Design 1 for Nike Air Max One - Anon

Design 2 for Nike Air Max One - Anon

Design 3 for Nike Air Max One - Anon


Nike Air Jordan 1 by Rob Flowers

Vans Authentic by David Sparshot

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