Mcflyy Studio: sneakers land in Hollywood

Mcflyy Studio: sneakers land in Hollywood

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Art

On October 25th, at Los Angeles, has been opened to the public the first pop up museum projected and entirely dedicated to honoring sneakers lovers. For many people these are just “shoes”, but for sneakerhead, this is true culture and distinctive lifestyle.

The event was attended by the world’s largest sneaker brands and many artists including Michael Murphy, Jonas Never, Ricardo Gonzalez. 

The event in question is “Sneakertopia” and it is defined by the chief executive director as “a project created, developed and curated with the aim of presenting sneaker-themed installations by placing them in a museum context”. 

The initiative was a moment dedicated to the culture and trends of sneakers, sport, music, art and a tribute to the world of streetwear

For the launch of the event, some designers have created posters that celebrate the most iconic sneakers inserting them in film contexts that have left a mark in the world of films.

In particular, Mcflyy, a graphic and visual design studio in Los Angeles founded by Paul Shelton. He is famous in the industry for collaborating with well-known brands in the industry including Puma, Under Armour, Moncler and many others.

Mcflyy Studio has revisited the posters of some of the must-have films in the history of cinema in the 80s and 90s, creating illustrations studied in detail giving it a personal and innovative touch.

These films are in order: Forrest Gump 2, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Reebok, E.T, Fight Club, Back to the Future and the Exorcist.
What he did was to include some of the most iconic sneakers of recent years and more contemporary elements within each illustration.

For example, in the Pulp Fiction poster, Beatrix Kiddo aka Uma Thurman was reinterpreted in a modern key by a girl with long black hair, a pair of yellow sunglasses and a pair of Air Jordan at her feet.

The title of the films has also been shaped according to the new concept. 

This idea of modifying, aging and bringing the Pulp Fiction poster up to date has also been applied to the other films mentioned above.
Surely it is an interesting experiment that manages to reconcile the Hollywood film reality with the streetwear lifestyle that dominates the culture of the sneakerheads.

Text by Anna Cardaci

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Tim Burton’s Batmobile can be yours but made of LEGO bricks

Tim Burton’s Batmobile can be yours but made of LEGO bricks

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

In 1989, the version of Batman signed by the eclectic American director Tim Burton was released in the cinema. In the year of its thirtieth anniversary, LEGO decided to celebrate this iconic film with a model of the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton. 

This toy will be composed of 3300 bricks and will perfectly reproduce the original with a sliding cockpit with wraparound windscreen, the 2 hidden machine guns with pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust and the decorative clusters on each side of the vehicle. 

The Batmobile LEGO will be accompanied by 3 mini-figures: Batman, The Joker and Vicki Vale and a rotating exhibitor that will allow you to admire the model from every perspective and grasp every detail. 

The end result will be a brick sculpture over 60 cm long, 12 cm high and 22 cm wide – be sure to make some space on the shelves. This inimitable model will be available from 29 November, also the day of Black Friday. 

Discover the complete design below! 

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Blue the Great’s mural for Jordan

Blue the Great’s mural for Jordan

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

This year Jordan decided to honor the Air Jordan I with the Fearless Ones collection, in which the iconic model will be revisited by various artists and designers. One of these is Ryan aka Blue the Great, an artist from Los Angeles who presented a hyper-colored model with shades of red, blue, green and yellow. On the occasion of their release, which took place on 9 November, the artist unveiled a mural created ad hoc on the field on the roof of the store in Downtown, Los Angeles. 

Seen from above, it seems that the same colors found on the shoe have been turned upside down on the field, creating three-dimensional stains and drops. 

It’s not the first time that a basketball court has become the canvas of a street artist, let’s remember the one with the Looney Tunes in Williamsburg, the one with AkaCorleone in Lisbon and the one in memory of the rapper Nipsey Hussle

Discover the mural of Blue the Great and his model of Air Jordan I below! 

Il murales di Blue the Great per Jordan | Collater.al
Il murales di Blue the Great per Jordan | Collater.al
Il murales di Blue the Great per Jordan | Collater.al
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Il murales di Blue the Great per Jordan | Collater.al
Il murales di Blue the Great per Jordan | Collater.al
Il murales di Blue the Great per Jordan | Collater.al
Il murales di Blue the Great per Jordan | Collater.al

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EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE, the new installation by Yayoi Kusama

EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE, the new installation by Yayoi Kusama

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Art

Yayoi Kusama, as we have already discussed here, opened her new exhibition EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York on November 9th, 2019.

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist known for her stylized interpretations of the pumpkin that have become among the most iconic masterpieces of contemporary art. 
Throughout her career, the Japanese creative artist has developed a distinctive approach to her craft. 
This has allowed her to exhibit her creations in various important museums around the world.

The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation and the debut of the latest addition to the INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE series, which contains large globes of suspended light that change from white to red before becoming abruptly dark.
The viewer is left in the dark for a moment before the bright spheres slowly return to life. 
The exhibition also features new paintings from the artist’s My Eternal Soul series. These are made in an intimate format – exhibited for the first time in the United States – and are unique explorations of lines and shapes that are meticulously detailed, but with bold explorations of colors and at the same time abstract and figurative. 

There are also new organic-looking soft sculptures, die-cast aluminum relief works vaguely reminiscent of Pablo Picasso’s ceramic, a large pumpkin, and the Clouds installation, which includes 90 mirror sculptures in the shape of blobs lying on the floor. On the second floor, there is a dark room that contains an illuminated and colorful sculpture, Ladder to Heaven, which seems to extend into endless mirror tunnels at both ends.

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Text by Anna Cardaci

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WE THE FOREST, the latest work by street artist Escif

WE THE FOREST, the latest work by street artist Escif

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 months ago · Art

The last mural by Spanish street artist Escif was created in the city of Munich and reads the slogan: WE THE FOREST. Nature is becoming a commodity and the future of the next generations is seen as a luxury commodity. The location of the work is quite strategic, as the work extends along the “Middle Ring”, the busy ring road that crosses the city and lends itself to enormous visibility.

The Spanish artist and activist wants to sensitize the population using the image that more than We The Forest” suggests even for the sound of the words: “We Deforest”.

“It’s what you buy, not what they sell!

The message that Escif wants to communicate to who look at is precisely what each of us is a consumer and, consequently, has the power to influence the policies that are implemented; in short, we are all responsible in our own small way for the future that we intend to leave to subsequent generations.

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WE THE FOREST, the latest work by street artist Escif | Collater.al
WE THE FOREST, the latest work by street artist Escif | Collater.al
WE THE FOREST, the latest work by street artist Escif | Collater.al
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