Shoe Fetish: Sneaker Sculptures Made From Cigarette Packs

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When you’re young, the objects you covet are often different than when you mature. For Jason Ruff it was the sporty and rebellious combination of sneakers and cigarettes. Now he’s mixed those two “unattainable objects of my youth” in an unlikely combination: sneaker sculptures made from cigarette packaging.

Nice Kicks: A Visual History of Nike

When it comes to footwear dominance, nobody comes closer to Nike. After more than 40 years of creating shoes designed for the athletically minded and the stylistically conscious, their shoes and their famous swoosh have been seen, envied and copied around the world. One of their many fans is Stephen Cheetham. This London based “illustrator / designer / graphic artist / whatever you want to call it” is a major sneaker / trainer fan and has thus created a series of crisp graphics showing many of Nike’s most iconic shoes from the 70’s through the 2000’s. The graphic ranges from their original Cortez running shoe in 1971, through their Considered BB of 2007.