Tuesday, 14 August 2007
This spring I got an e-mail, this is a part of it -
"The design team at Converse has picked your work from 100s of artists to potentially be a part of our Converse (RED) program. (RED) is simply and magnificiently a program established by BONO of U2 to help reduce the effects of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis within Africa." http://www.joinred.com/
- After that I received a a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star shoes on which I was supposed to make some kind of design. I wrote something about it and after beeing processed through a copy writer ;) this is how it came out -
"For Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists, Engman drew upon the fabled character of Little Red Riding Hood as her primary inspiration. Engman noted, “The artist’s role in contributing to a cause is to try to help us see the cause anew, to understand it, to feel it in a visceral way.” She chose the character for her pluck and bravery, her warmth and kindness, and her iconic familiarity. Indeed, the Little Red Riding Hood character appears in many of Camilla’s works as a recurring motif. “I wanted the design not to interfere too much with the shoe and to be something I would like to wear myself. The Little Red Riding Hood character has appeared in many of my paintings and drawings and probably will again. She has so many attributes that I like,” she added."
Currently they're sampling my shoe, which means that if they get enough orders, then they will actually manufacture it! Isn't that fantastic. Keep your fingers crossed for me :)
Ok, here's some links - Container, a link from Tummy ache
Papercraft at the Tokyo based magazine, PinMag, here's the paper moomin characters.
I think that's all for today :)