Nike Air Max 270 React and the exclusive collaboration with Toiletpaper

Nike Air Max 270 React and the exclusive collaboration with Toiletpaper

Collater.al Contributors · 1 year ago · Style

Nike launches a new model of Air Max: the Air Max 270 React. Born from the fusion of the Nike 270 – it was the first Nike lifestyle to present the highest Air Unit ever made – and the Nike React with soft and durable foam. It is, therefore, a further evolution of the Air Max family, which continues its process of technological development. The upper of the shoe has a radiant design, given by the layers of materials that are not sewn so that it reproduces the traditional aesthetics, but with a new type of workmanship.

The Air Max 270 React is produced with bar-tack technology inspired by Element React 87,” explains Dylan Raasch, Nike Senior Sportswear Design Director. “This process generates an aesthetic that captures the eye.” The energy released by the silhouette, particularly its geometries, is at the basis of the shoe’s potential and also gives it an eclectic and appetizing visual expression.

The first releases of Nike Air Max 270 React are inspired by art history and design. Each colorway is designed to refer to a specific artistic movement in form and tone. The “zero” coloring, for example, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, recalling the asymmetries and balances of the current. Small spoiler, in other colors there will be the psychedelic vibe of San Francisco and geometric compositions of various kinds.

On the basis of their desire to join the world of art, Nike and the collective Toiletpaper – founded by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari in 2010 – are joining together in an exclusive project for the city of Milan on the occasion of the release of the sneaker yesterday, July 3. 

They create super-colored posters, fresh and summery, in perfect Toiletpaper style. The inspiration comes from art and design, but also from the city itself, imagined as a playground to be discovered during the summer holidays, step by step towards the following seasons, with a thread of irony and provocation and the core “motion and movement” of the brand.  And it is precisely Milan because it always has a look towards the future of design and is the perfect place to experiment and innovate.

The collaboration will not stop at the visual side only, in fact, a workshop led by Pierpaolo Ferrari and the rest of the Toiletpaper team is scheduled for this month. A series of surprises are planned, accessible only by living in the city and hunting for the posters we talked about earlier.

Stay connected and keep an eye on the Nike app.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Monte Immagine, Alberonero’s installation in Vallo di Nera

Monte Immagine, Alberonero’s installation in Vallo di Nera

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 weeks ago · Art

On Friday 2nd October, as part of the project “Umbria, a land that moves you”, promoted by C.U.R.A., Alberonero presented Monte Immagine, his latest temporary environmental installation, in collaboration with STUDIO STUDIO STUDIO, in Vallo di Nera.

Monte Immagine consists of five installations made with natural materials found in the surrounding woods, all concentrated within a single clearing.
Tree trunks and branches, the pillars of the works, resins and colored fabrics, dialogue openly with all the elements of the surrounding landscape, including the atmospheric agents that characterize it, the clouds first and foremost.

The environmental installation stems from Alberonero’s desire to explore and investigate the landscape of Vallo di Nera through the natural elements that make up its bond with man, placing the accent on places and symbols of the village that have now become invisible.

In my works, I try to make a practical experience of the site that leads me to be in balance without modifying it, but rather to alter it temporarily. An approach that, in the past, I shared with local workers. Here, not by chance, I met Giuseppe, a shepherd who helped me think that here I could have worked on the moods that derive from the extraordinary and solitary moments with the site

Ph Credits: Roberto Conte

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“The mute mirror”, the latest work by David De La Mano

“The mute mirror”, the latest work by David De La Mano

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 weeks ago · Art

With his last work “Fragil” he really amazed us, (we talked about it here). We are talking about David De La Mano, a multifaceted artist who ranges from drawing to sculpture.

He recently finished his latest artwork for Vigo, Cidade De Cor, an art festival held in the city of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.

It is entitled “The mute mirror”, a beautiful and complex mural where silhouettes of human and animal figures are repeated.

As always the characters represented are imaginary men, they are simple silhouettes that walk in one direction but assume different positions.

Once again David De La Mano has given us a deep and beautiful work, rigorously in black and white, colors chosen by the artist because they are able to mark a rhythm that is sometimes circular, undulating or directed towards a single direction.

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The delicate artworks by paper artist Kanako Abe

The delicate artworks by paper artist Kanako Abe

Giulia Guido · 3 weeks ago · Art

Just a quick glance, Kanako Abe‘s works look like pen illustrations on a white sheet of paper. Instead, you only have to touch the surface to realize that you are far from the art of drawing.  
Kanako Abe, of Japanese origin based in Seattle, after working for a period as a costume designer and toolmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area, decided to completely change direction, dedicating herself to a centuries-old art of her country of origin. 

Kiri-e (切り絵), a word that derives from the union of “kiri” or cutting and “e” or image, is the traditional Japanese art of paper cutting. The cuttings, besides being used to decorate houses and closed places, have been used for centuries to create templates, called Ise-katagami, to decorate kimonos. 

Equipped only with paper and a precision cutter, Kanako Abe creates cut-outs that mix traditional Japanese images in which there is a strong presence of nature and typically Western subjects such as portraits and silhouettes.  

As a result, we have surreal, almost dreamlike creations, which when placed on another sheet of paper look like illustrations, but when taken in hand they reveal all their delicacy and fragility.

We have selected some of Kanako Abe’s works, but to find out more visit her Instagram profile

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Present day seen through Reuben Dangoor’s illustrations

Present day seen through Reuben Dangoor’s illustrations

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Art

Born and grown up in Hackney, East London, Reuben Dangoor began drawing as a child, inspired by the creativity that he breathed in his family thanks to his father’s photographs and his mother’s paintings.

In 2015 Reuben Dangoor made a name for himself with his series of illustrations entitled “Legends of the Scene” in which he represented Skepta, Stormzy and D Double E as noblemen of the 1700s, on horseback or posing in elegant salons.
Music is not the only thing that makes the illustrator’s heart beat faster. Among his recurring subjects, we also find sport, especially soccer and especially Arsenal, a team for which Ruben is a fan.

But, there is also another very frequent subject in Reuben Dangoor’s illustrations, the so-called Britishness, the typical British character. Ruben is an Englishman who tells the British, their manias and contradictions, touching on issues related to politics and current affairs.

With simplicity and intelligence, the artist creates conceptual illustrations that are impossible not to understand and, precisely because of their direct and universal character, Instagram proved to be the right place to show them.

We have selected only some of Reuben Dangoor’s illustrations, but not to miss his next works follow him on Instagram.

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