As part of a series of artistic installations across the world, Converse Australia launched the Sneakers Clash Wall in Fremantle. Designed to disrupt and clash against a grey world, Sneakers Clash Wall was directly inspired by the bold and colourful creative spirit of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker.
Beginning earlier this month, the large and bland infrastructure of 1-5 South Terrace in Fremantle, Western Australia was transformed by Australian street artists Alex Lehours, Yok & Sheryo to create a truly democratic mural, after the artists and the brand invited fans to influence the creations – forming a series of collaborations that is anything but boring.
SNEAKERS CLASH is inspired by the Spring 2014 Converse All Star sneaker collection, featuring dynamic colour pops and elevated silhouettes to provoke youthful self-expression. The hero of the collection is the Converse All Star Chuck 70 – a new take on an American icon. The six original colours and two prints of the Converse All Star Chuck ’70 will be the colour inspiration for the Sneakers Clash Wall. To view the range, head to http://www.converse.com.au
About the Artists
ALEX LEHOURS is an eccentric explosion of chaos, humour, colour and absolute randomness – Alex Lehours is a Sydney based illustrator, designer, artist and muralist whose work features ink, pens, paint, water colour and aerosol
SHERYO is an artist who paints imperfect gnarly characters that are calming to disoriented souls, and might cause skitter skatter explosions in the brain .Working collaboratively with The Yok, they have exhibited and painted in multiple locations throughout the world.
THE YOK. Character-based works of this Australian-born artist have been spotted on the streets of countries near and far as he’s been making his way around the world. For some years now, the droopy eyes and twisted moustaches of Yok’s black-lined characters have been staring aimlessly from Australian alleyways, zines and gallery walls.