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Wednesday
Jul282010

AirMax1-a-Day Gallery

Visual interpretations of the classic Nike Air Max 1. This started out as a month long project to post one a day, but the madness kept going until I hit 50. Newest entries are posted at the top.

UPDATE: I just turned this into a KICKSTARTER project, MAX100: The Book and would be grateful if you'd check it out, support it and spread the word.

50. GAME OVER

49. DEVOTION

48. INSPIRED (guest submission by Carter Stevens)

47. FRESH

46. INCREDIBLE

45. LOGICAL

44. CAPTIVE

43. POTENTIAL

42: HOSTILE

41: GROUNDED

40: URGENT

39: INK

38: FROZEN

37: BASIC

36: STELLAR

35: HOME-SCHOOLED

34: AMAZING

33: CHEATER

32: JOHNNY

31: JOHNNY

30: EQUAL

29: STREET

28: PUZZLED

27: POWER

26: BOB

25: AWAY

24: HOME

23: PAINT

22: NUMBERS

21: ENDURANCE

20: RETAIL

19: YO

18: FRUSTRATION

17: ARRIVAL

16: DESPERATION

15: HEATH

14: CHRISTIAN

13: MICHELLE

12: MICHAEL

11: ADAM

10: DEUTSCHLAND

09: ARMKS

 

08: BOUNTY

07: SEEDLESS

06: CUTS

05: NYC

04: FIVE LIONS

03: THE COMEDIAN

02: A GUN

01: NOT A GUN



 

 

//TRIBUTE SERIES: paying tribute to some of my favorite and most personally inspiring designers, illustrators and thinkers. Thanks to all the honorees for doing what they do.

TRIBUTE SERIES: NICHOLAS FELTON (FELTRON) / 05.27.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: JASON MUNN (THE SMALL STAKES) / 05.26.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: ARMIN VIT (BRAND NEW) / 05.26.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: JESSICA HISCHE / 05.25.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: CHIP WASS / 05.24.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: AESTHETIC APPARATUS / 05.21.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: MIKEY BURTON / 05.20.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: MARK WEAVER / 05.19.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: FRANK CHIMERO / 05.18.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: MICHAEL SCHWAB / 05.17.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: ALWAYS WITH HONOR / 05.14.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: CHARLES ANDERSON (CSA) / 05.13.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: OLLY MOSS / 05.12.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: INVISIBLE CREATURE / 05.11.10

TRIBUTE SERIES: AARON DRAPLIN (DDC) / 05.10.10

Reader Comments (32)

We wear Sauconys!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDDC

I love this take on a classic American-turn-global icon. Well played sir! Can I request to see what the Paul Rand version of this would look like?

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

How about a picasso.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVonster

This is brilliant and superbly executed. Well done.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteremory

Olly and Frank! So rad. Nice work man, keep it up.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Well done, love the Creature.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDifted

Mark Weaver! Amazing addition.

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

you might be my favorite person. and i don't even know you.

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterolivia cole

Nice designs! My favorite is Aaron.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTBD

Love it. I'll be posting this on my blog. Great work you've got here.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavy Rudolph

Love this!

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Vidani

How about one for Kate?

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

All of these are amazing! Great subject matter and executions.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeng

Haha, these are awesome. Well done!

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkyler Vander Molen

Wow! Great work, all, but "Five Lions" needs to happen for real. Well done.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob Sherron

Great work—nicely executed!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Tucker

they all look amazing. such a great project.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergrantb

hmmm... not sure if simply regurgitating a person's style in a paint-by-numbers fashion is really doing it for me, as this definitely seems to be The Trend these days: the only difference here being that matt actually CREDITS the person he's stealing from :) ... not trying to be all negative though: they are fun and the project dedication is great to see.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterj.gamm

Oh my, it's not only impressive, but humbling as well, you are very talented.

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXavier

Great job & Inspiring stuff. That's quite a "who's who" of illustration talent you've got going on! I love Jessica Hische's & Feltron's the most. This reminds me of a poster I designed for size? in the UK last year.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/48636223/sneakerfreak-a3-print

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHand Drawn Creative

Hand Drawn Creative,

Beautiful work. We def share a love of sneakers, even if you have more varied tastes :) Love your version of the AirMax1.

June 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterMatt Stevens

Really cool! The Air Max1 is my favorite Nike model, looking forward to more designs :)
Re-blogged at: http://thonis.posterous.com/interpretations-of-the-classic-nike-air-max-1

June 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThonis

this is utterly amazing; I'm in love with this! Thank you for posting it!

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

Love this!

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColby

These are great. I love the creativity that goes into each and every iteration.

July 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBill

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