Thanks to the Brit illustrator/sneaker lover behind Kick Posters, Dan Freebairn, there’s now a less-narcissistic way than Instagram to tell the world about your burning love for sneakers: these classy caricatures of Air Maxes, Gel Lytes, and Jordans. Available in landscape or portrait, the illustrations are printed on ornately watermarked silk paper stock that’s so elegant, it’ll finally convince your girlfriend that collecting sneakers truly is an art.
Going more for a straight-up digital pencil reproduction vibe than unleashing torrents of creativity, the shoes look exactly like cartoon versions of the originals and the colours are gorgeous. The prints are limited to 25 or 50 copies and there’s classics like the Nike Air Huarache, Air Max 1 and Air Max 90 and a couple of ASICS Gel Lyte IIIs. Copping one of the 25 Air Yeezy 2 ‘Red October’ prints might also be the closest you’ll ever come to the real thing.
In a recent interview Freebairn said “With my obsession and love for trainers I started creating sneaker illustrations a while back, a few people saw them an said they would look good as prints. So thats what I did, designed a few more and made them into posters. I then started promoting them on social media targeting the “sneakerheads” community, they are now shipping worldwide. With new sneakers coming out each and every week, I launch new posters frequently as well as releasing illustrations of rare & hard to buy sneakers.”
Check out the website and kop your prints now, here. We’ve just hung up Air Max OG pack in the office!