Narrative Threads / Laces Out
Client: Self-initiated work
Küla creative team: Roy McCarthy
Each of these trainers, or sneakers if you're so inclined, has a tale to tell. A famous endorsement, a movie connection, an inspiring local story: whatever it is about them, it has lifted them above the run of the mill stuff and has fixed them firmly in our collective consciousness as 'classics'. I decided to stop just doodling my favourites on the back of unpaid gas bills and do something useful with my apparently limitless appetite for drawing trainers. This series comes hot on the heels (sorry) of my previous illustration project, the Three Stripe Alphabet.
Küla will be bringing a selection of these trainer prints to this year's Laces Out (Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, September 20th) so you will be able to have a root around and buy stuff on the day. That said, if you really want something specific you can pre-order all of these prints (and loads more) from our Etsy shop and pick them up from the Küla exhibition stand. If you order before September 21st using the coupon code LacesOut2015 you will get a whopping 25% off the purchase price, for no good reason at all. When you place your order just specify whether you will be collecting your prints in person, or whether you would like them delivered. We always post items within two working days of receiving your order.