Posts Tagged ‘Illustrated’

Another Look at the Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated”

Jordan Brand is reaching back to the infancy of Michael Jordan‘s professional career to drive new iterations of his very first signature shoe — the Air Jordan 1. Later this year, in ode to his Rookie of the Year acknowledgment, a shoe carrying that moniker will hit stores. Its inspiration is taken not only from the trophy he hoisted that year, but a buttery brown shirt he wore during the award presentation.

On pace with that release in another that also draws from Jordan’s crowning rookie season. Sparked by a moment in advance of his Rookie of the Year honors, this release finds momentum in a vintage Sports Illustrated cover.

The issue, labeled “A Star is Born,” released on December 10, 1984. It saw Jordan positioned between three Milwaukee Bucks defenders at the rim with an intense focus in his eyes. Each of the three Bucks players were facing Jordan but angled sideways towards the advantageous photographer, who caught the gradient green and white fade of their red trimmed uniforms. From that moment, and those poses, Jordan Brand found the fuel to drive the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated” edition.

From an outward vantage, the shoe is of very little grandiosity. Crafted in premium tumbled leather, the style features a white base with black overlays — standard issue by most accounts. It’s the iconic Swoosh branding that informs the shoe and supports its narrative. That same gradient pattern from those elder Bucks unis is seen through a striped green and white Swoosh, trimmed in red. A matching red Wings logo punctuates this penetrating theme.

Jordan Brand has not officially announced the shoe nor its release date. However, several reports indicate that the Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated” will debut sometime during the brand’s coveted holiday release calendar.

Update8/6: A closer look at the upcoming Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated” courtesy of sayitwityakickz is revealed. A holiday 2018 release is expected.

Air Jordan 1 "Sports Illustrated"
Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated”
Air Jordan 1 "Sports Illustrated"
Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated”
Air Jordan 1 "Sports Illustrated"
Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated”
Air Jordan 1 "Sports Illustrated"
Air Jordan 1 “Sports Illustrated”

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Air Jordan Illustrated by 13th Collective & Will C. Smith


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A collaborative effort from 13th Collective and Will C. Smith brings you a unique take on one of the most iconic sneakers ever produced: The Air Jordan. Inspired from the Jordan Retro Card and utilizing each release’s design, the artists have produced illustrated fonts related to each respective numbered sneaker edition. Check out more versions below.

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Iconic Sneakers Illustrated by Mateusz Wójcik


Talented graphic designer Mateusz Wójcik has unveiled some of his latest work as he gives us his illustrative renditions of some iconic sneakers. Using various elegant images as backdrops, Wójcik pairs various silhouettes such as the Adidas ZX Flux, Nike Air Max 90 and Nike Roshe Run, along these images to create vibrant art. Each sneaker contains various gradients and triangular patterns that adds multiple dimensions to each pieces of art. Check out all of illustrations below and check out some more work by Mateusz Wójcik over at his site.

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