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3D-Printed Sports Sneakers

The NIKE Air Force 1 Sculpture Embodies Influences of the Brand

— March 21, 2014 — Art & Design
The NIKE Air Force 1 sculpture embodies the brand's influences and presents them here in an extremely visual manner. The design was done with a collaboration between Modla + Damilola Odusote using 3D-printed materials.

The NIKE Air Force 1 sculpture begins with the shape of the original sneaker, but the further back along the shoe you look, the more interesting it becomes. Basketball players and hoops can be seen, as well as an airplane and even a man climbing to the top of the Empire State Building. It's tough to tell whether these items directly influenced Nike, or whether they provided some sort of symbolic inspiration. Either way the 3D-printed sculpture is an inspiration to all artists from various backgrounds exploring this type of carefully crafted design.

Photo Credits: designboom, modla
Trend Themes
1. 3d-printed Sneakers - The collaboration between Modla + Damilola Odusote showcases the potential of 3D-printed materials in creating unique and visually appealing sports sneakers.
2. Visual Storytelling Art - The NIKE Air Force 1 sculpture demonstrates the trend of using visual elements and symbols to tell a narrative within art and design.
3. Cross-disciplinary Design - The collaboration between Modla + Damilola Odusote highlights the opportunity for artists from various backgrounds to explore and contribute to the field of carefully crafted wearable design.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - The creation of 3D-printed sports sneakers showcases a disruptive innovation opportunity in the footwear industry to create customizable and visually striking designs.
2. Art and Design - The use of 3D-printed materials in the NIKE Air Force 1 sculpture presents disruptive innovation opportunities for artists and designers to incorporate technology and storytelling into their creations.
3. Technology - The collaboration between Modla + Damilola Odusote demonstrates the potential of 3D printing as a disruptive innovation in the technology industry, with applications in creating unique and intricate designs.
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