To commemorate the iconic Nylite’s 50th anniversary, we have partnered with artists from around the world asking them to express themselves on the ultimate blank canvas: the Nylite sneaker. Check out the artists and their custom creations below.
NYLITE 50 ARTISTS
The Shoe Surgeon@theshoesurgeon Recognized in the sneaker world as “The Shoe Surgeon,” Dominic Chambrone has made a name for himself customizing sneakers for top brands and celebrity clientele. With his cobbling experience, he is able to completely de- and re-construct footwear into one-of-a-kind pieces. A self-taught bespoke shoe artist, Dominic has been responsible for some of the most hyped-up original sneakers in the game.
Jayson Atienza@jaysonatienza Jayson Atienza was born in Batangas City, Philippines and raised in Jersey City, NJ where he began drawing at the young age of five. While at SVA, Jayson developed his signature painting style, which began with a meticulous watercolor and ink approach. Over the past decade, Jayson has expanded the mediums with which he executes art on both traditional and non-traditional canvases for individual collectors, public institutions and corporations.
Samara Shuter@samshuter Canadian painter Samara Shuter channels her passion for fashion, street art, and graphic design into lush canvases dedicated to the ubiquitous menswear item, the tailored suit. For Shuter, the men’s suit provides a sturdy architectural template from which to explore formal concepts of line, color, and geometric structure; while also blurring the lines between high art, animation, and comic-book drawing. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada.
Mitch Silva@mitchcantdraw Mitch is an industrial designer hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. He strives to create products with high emotional, social and intrinsic value.
Adele Renault@adelerenault Amsterdam-based painter Adele Renault paints realistic portraits of pigeons and people. Her subject matter may live in the gutter or in an ivory tower and the size of her work ranges from small canvas to giant mural. She is fascinated by the inconspicuous beauty of every day objects and subjects and captures moments and expressions full of stories and meaning. Her current series "gutter paradise,” which depicts details of pigeon feathers, was a perfect match for the Tretorn Nylite 50 Artist Series.
Leonardo De La Rocha@delar0cha Currently a Creative Director at Facebook, Leonardo is also a dad, typography nerd, coffee lover, digital design leader, and advocate of respectable cocktails. He specializes in building and leading stellar design teams in complex UI spaces (publishing, advertising). His passion is lettering and communications design.
UR New York@urnewyork UR New York is collectively made up of Fernando Romero and Mike Baca, whose mission is to inspire creativity amongst the youth through their work. Their mixed media art pieces are bold to say the least, paying homage to the New York City streets, and evoking a sense of familiarity that resonates with their viewers.