April 9th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
Remember those Nike illustrations from the sketchbook of Josh Parkin? The illustrator’s talents extent beyond the world of Swoosh, as he’s gone back to the drawing board and come back with this series entitled “Trainer Takeover”. Models drawn include the New Balance 1500, Nike Air Flow, adidas Gazelle, and more. There doesn’t appear to be a unfying theme amongst them, but each model is re-imagined at super scale, some of them as bumper cars and others as space ships. Stay with us through the jump to see each shot and let us know if you like Josh Parkin’s cartoony approach to these footwear legends.
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March 26th, 2013 by Aaron Hope
We’ve seen several unique ways of revealing new sneakers over the past few years. This latest stands out not by offering an endless string of teasers or crystal clear HD video, but rather, a playful hand drawn style. That’s what British illustrator Josh Parkin did in conjunction with Leeds’ The Chimp Store, coloring up a series of forthcoming Nike Sportswear styles with playful backdrops suggesting a story deeper than the silhouette. The Nike Air Classic BW x Jaws homage above is the only one making an overt pop culture reference, so have a closer look to see what Parkin sees on the horizon and stick with Sneaker News for release info on the real thing.
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