A sneaker design competition? That’s K-RYZ-AZY!

by Andy on January 10, 2009

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I know that there are lots of places out there that can give you a lot more information and authority when it comes to sneakers, but I thought that since design competitions get covered frequently on HYA that a sneaker design competition could be of interest to the designers in the audience.

I found out about RYZ through a post by J3concepts on the laFraise blog in which he introduced a load of cool new links to their blogroll (J3 is also a winner on the site). Coincidentally (I’m sure), LaFraise are also partnering with RYZ for a tee/shoe combo print competition. The format runs like most design competitions; download a template, put your design on it, upload the template, it gets voted on, and if you’re a winner then you’ll get $500 plus “$1 per shoe,” which may or may not mean that you get $2 for each pair sold. One really cool aspect is that artists can also print onto the sole, I always like it when sneakers have something interesting on the sole (that isn’t an unusual flavour of chewing gum), it’s very rare that people get to see the sole other than the wearer, which makes the extra effort seem unnecessary, which is why it’s so special.

I’m not a hi-top fan, so I won’t be making a purchase, but I do really like the idea of a sneaker design competition, if it works for tees, why should it work for shoes?

  • http://forums.warwick.ac.uk/wf/browse/thread.jsp?tid=101762 Professor

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