HOW | 2 MAY 2013
The new A Few of my Favourite Sneakers (AFOMFS) badge series may make you gaze fondly at the foot-ware you’re currently sporting or rustle up some nostalgia. Either way, this series of 48 individual badges, each with an illustration of a sneaker, will make inspire you to draw your beloved shoe.
___ The AFOMFS series includes the artwork of 18 different artists and is available for purchase in sets of 3 or 4 or as an entire series at Stereohype. The pins are 1 inch in diameter and include the release date, name of the designer and details about the series on the back. And every order comes with a custom-designed shoelace that sports the Stereohype, Art & Sole and AFOMFS logos. This special shoelace caught my attention because it (pun alert) tied the entire project together.
___ AFOMFS began as a project on Art & Sole, which, as you guessed it, is dedicated to the culture surrounding sneakers and the art behind their creation. Art & Sole focuses on collaborations between art and sneakers, and they encouraged artists and illustrators to draw 10 variations of their favorite sneakers. With Stereohype, self-described as a “platform for designers and artists around the world” that offers limited edition and rare T-shirts and buttons, the first series of the AFOMFS badge series came to be.
___ If badges aren’t your thing, check out the limited edition giclée prints created from the AFOMFS artwork, available on the Art & Sole shop. As the AFOMFS project is ongoing, you might want to submit your own illustration.
1 | The A Few of My Favourite Sneakers badge series. |2| The complete series pinned onto the custom shoelace.