Tuesday, April 24, 2007

THE ARTIST PROJECT DC shoes vs. Methamphibian


THE ARTIST PROJECT DC shoes vs. Methamphibian

Founded by Ken Block and Damon Way in 1993 DCshoes grew to a prominent brand inside action sports. Since 2001 the Artist Projects series has given renowned artists a good opportunity to express themselves throughout the creation of a special DC shoe edition. In the past, Kaws, Obey, Frost, SSur, Howell and others worked out their own style stamped on DC’s footwear which made a big impact to the whole industry. Next up is Methamphibian, short Meth known for his custom style on footwear, some people even say it is hard to find a better one. From a personal hobby, Meth has grown to become one of the top names in customized sneakers and colorways; pioneering techniques in sewing, hand painting and setting the standard for the way custom shoes are made today. Now he teamed up with DC to create his artist shoe coming along with an M65 jacket.

As Pieter/ Methamphibian says in the feature on dcshoes.com:
“The basic premise or 2inspiration of the shoe is based on Southern California mid-80’s Skate and Punk culture. It was then I really started to take notice of graphics and art when I was young growing up in San Diego. I wanted to pay homage to that era by bringing back something of that essence, out of respect. A great thing about this particular shoe, similar to many classics of the 80s era is the more you wear them the better they look, no matter how trashed or beaten they are. This is a shoe that is meant to be thrashed to death and not looked at in a box. For the jacket, I wanted to design something militaristic and simple with heavy contrast that fits into my aesthetic. It is important to me that everything flows coherently with each other, rather then slapping a bunch of current flavors together and making something just for the sake of making it.”

To launch these styles in a perfect way three events will take place, where you will get a limited run of hand painted shoes, limited screen prints of the meth artworks and the chance to be the first wearing those unique styles. The general European release starts April 5th in Barcelona as the tour completes in London. [mm] via streetwear today

Trust Nobody Store – Thursday 5th April 2007 / 19.00 hrs
C/Tallers, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Sneakers Gallery – Thursday 12th April 2007 / 19.00 hrs
4, Rue de la Ferronnerie, 75001 Paris

Glorias – Thursday 19th April 2007 / 19.00 hrs
6 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1

www.dcshoes.com | www.methamphibian.com

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