Over the weekend, artist Tracy Tubera released some prints based on some original artwork he created for a 2 man Sneaker art show that took place earlier this year. The originals were Acrylic & Graphite on Chipboard. Each illustration is a play off the nickname for some popular sneakers.
These prints are all available now from Tracy’s website.
Here is a little back ground on each of the prints as told by Tracy:
My holy grail of sneakers would have to be the NIKE AIR MAGS. I love me some BACK TO THE FUTURE! I wanted to do another AIR MAG illustration (my first one being ‘FUTURE BOY’), but didn’t want to do another MARTY McFLY character design. Sooooo, I decided to mash together 2 of MJF’s best movies. ‘BTTF 2′ & TEEN WOLF= AIR WOLF. If you ever wondered what a Werewolf would look like wearing Air Mags and riding a hoverboard, then look NO further….DICKNOSE.
‘All Love Foamposites’ AKA A.L.F. is a play off the NIKE “GALAXY” FOAMPOSITES. When I think of the galaxy, I think of the most feared, & most respected space character ever created… Gordon Shumway AKA ALF. That’s right, that’s ALF rocking some GALAXY FOAMS in OUTER SPAAACCCEEEE! Here comes ALF! Hide your pussy…cats.
‘KBV G.O.D.’ stands for the KOBE BRYANT FIVE “GAME OF DEATH” AKA The NIKE ZOOM KOBE V “BRUCE LEEs”. Being the HUGE KOBE BRYANT fan that I am & an equally HUGE BRUCE LEE fan, this particular colorway was a MUST HAVE. The YELLOW & BLACK colors were a homage to Bruce’s Track suit from his last movie GAME OF DEATH & not from KILL BILL (FYI kids, KILL BILL was paying homage to BRUCE too. Don’t get it twisted!)
‘AIR MAX’N’ wasn’t so much as a play off the shoe’s nickname, but more of a funny illustration showing someone using the shoe for what is was intended for…RUNNING. Nowadays AIR MAX 90’s are used more for profiling than breaking a sweat. IMO the INFRARED 90s are still the BEST AM90 EVEEEERRRRR!