Although this shoe will never come out (well, you never know, hint, hint Zion and Jordan Brand), I wanted to show my inspirations on imagining products through my art.
Pen and Pixel, has blinged out album covers since the early 90’s. Most notably Master P & his No Limit Records as well as Juvenile and Cash Money Records. Both from New Orleans. I was alway drawn to these covers. During the rush of southern hip hop artists in the 90’s and early 2000’s pen and pixel was everywhere. There style has inspired a lot of my work in the past.
This shoe was inspired by the Juvenile’s 400 Degreez Album. As a rookie Juvie was as anticipated as they come especially in New Orleans. I wanted to draw the comparison to Zion in the most literal way since that’s how the Pen & Pixel albums were created.
Also check out a project I created for Nike x Pen & Pixel for the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans