The Dutch graffiti artist, Niels «Shoe» Meulman, known for his style Calligraffiti, where he combines the art of calligraphy and graffiti,has created in collaboration with United Nude «Calligraffiti Shoe».
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These are laser-cut leather sandals that make up the words «Unruly Shoe«. With a back zipper, some elegant stilettos and a slight front platform, this premium shoe from 13 height cm is available in black, off-white and fluorine green.
Según Rem D. Koolhaas, creative director of United Nude: «It has been very refreshing and inspiring to work with a painter. Painting with a brush in the digital age we live in is one of the few creative expressions so direct that remain. It is something really wonderful and immediately gives you an incredible feeling of freedom ».
The «Calligraffiti» was presented last 6 December during Miami Art Basel, in the well-known Wynwood Walls (a renowned Street Art area that brings together artists and creators). For the event, the artist hand painted a Cadillac limousine from the 84, which remained parked in the heart of Wynwood during the shoe unveiling and on the streets of Miami overnight. As expected, this mobile work of art captured all eyes of the city. Shortly after miami, el 13 December was presented at the prestigious Parisian store The Pathfinder. There he painted a series of canvases for the event, as well as its "UN" pattern painted on the shop windows.
Sobre Niels SHOE Meulman
Niels “Shoe” Meulman (also known as Shoe), is an internationally known artist and graphic designer. Born in Amsterdam in 1967, Meulman began his career as an artist in 1979, becoming a graffiti legend with just 18 años. Over the years 80 met important artists like Dondi in New York, Rammellzee or Haze and formed CTK Crew (Crime Time Kings) with Bando de Paris (Francia) and London Mode2 (England). Together they gave graffiti in Europe its own distinctive style. SHOE revolutionized the art of writing with Calligraffitti, an art form that fuses calligraphy and graffiti. The artist launched this movement in 2007 with a solo exhibition in Amsterdam. Desde entonces, his Calligraffiti pieces (signed NSM) have been shown in various exhibitions
international and are part of various museum collections. His more recent style of painting can be described as abstract expressionism with a calligraphic origin.. In recent years he has made numerous collaborations, like his recent collaboration on the video “Words” with Mos Def for Louis Vuitton.