Monday, 8 June 2009

Bananas About The String Republic

I find it really refreshing when designers take an old (and perhaps a little tired) design like the espadrille and give it a new lease of life.  Stephane Bucco a graphic artist of the young French company Dead Sexy,  has done just that with this super artist customised espadrilles range The String Republic!  Stephane wanted to illustrate what happens when graphic art and daily life merge and I think here it has worked perfectly, the espadrille was invigorated yet the soul and essence of the design was not lost.  So far, The String Republic have collaborated with a great array of artists and designers from around the globe including a few of my favourites Sauerkids, Alberto Cerriteno, Masa and Paulo Arraiano. 

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