SNKR INC is “a media brand representing global sneaker culture” and Ivan Dudynsky is its co-founder. The Art of Sneakers is a collection of works from 19 different creative minds who know that the sneaker is not mere footwear but a highly-prized status symbol signifying taste and a certain cultural cache.
One artist deconstructs the most sought-after, exclusive sneakers in the world and turns them into dizzyingly intricate masks. Another uses nothing more than pencil, paper, and an insane amount of patience to create stunning photorealistic drawings of her favorite shoes.
Yet another takes shoeboxes and cuts them into hundreds of pieces, shaping them into something like life-size cardboard taxidermy.
From sculpture and graphic design to origami and food, the sneaker is the source of inspiration for these leap-off points.
The Art of Sneakers by Ivan Dudynsky is published by powerHouse books, $35