Similar to Nas, all Differantly Studios (DFT) need is one line to create a custom Air Jordan 1 that they are calling “Intangible Object.”
Just like their other sneaker-based art projects, DFT used a single line to draw out the design of an AJ1. However unlike their other projects, DFT used an actual pair of AJ1 as their canvas. Using an actual sneaker gives the “illusion of wearing a piece of figurative art instead of a shoe.”
Here’s more on the technical aspects of the art-based sneaker from DFT:
Due to the very specific shape of the sneaker, the artwork is a distorted perspective displaying itself perfectly from a specific standpoint only (anamorphosis was called “the art of secret perspective” by Albrecht Dürer).
As for the process of transposing the artwork on the shoe, we wanted to avoid using a grid system combined with 3D software. Instead, we opted for a mix of projection and lots of hand adjustments, which turned out to be very challenging. It was a long and iterative procedure finalised by high-precision hand painting.
Peep photos of DFT’s “Intangible Object” below and visit their site for more minimalist line art.