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DONDI X CONVERSE

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I thought this deserved it's own thread. Dondi is by far one of my favorite writers he was so far ahead of his time.

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Michael White (Artist #1) Michael x Dondi White

Michael White's homage to his late brother Dondi White, serves as the

first of 100 among Converse 1HUND(RED) Artist designs. Dondi White, born

Donald J. White (1961-1998), was an artist who is recognized as having

set the stylistic standard that influenced a generation of graffiti

writers. Often using New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

trains as his canvas, Dondi's pieces created between 1977 to 1982 are

highlighted as some of the most influential works in graffiti culture.

Dondi White was one of the first graffiti artists to have a one-man show

in the Netherlands and Germany and his work is collected by several

European museums. In 1984, he began working mainly with blueprints to

create collages combining exacting pencil and ink drawings with

graffiti. The result was a series of highly intricate pieces, each of

which took months to complete. After a long illness, White died on

October 2, 1998 from complications from AIDS. In April 2003, the Dondi

White Foundation was created to raise funds to support educational

programs on HIV/AIDS prevention and services aimed to improve the lives

of those affected by AIDS. For Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists, Michael and

the White family provided images and sketches from Dondi White's

personal journal to create a Pro Leather oxford shoe that features black

suede detailing and a classic b-boy image outline in suede on the

tongue. "B. Boys and Beyond" is etched on the mid sole and unique

graffiti embroidery graces the shoe's outsole. The clear sole will

feature a unique blueprint collage Dondi created and his classic

"Tradition" piece will be placed in the insole.

 

The Michael White x Dondi White 1HUND(RED) Artist collaboration shoe

will be available December 15 2007.MSRP $90 with 10% of the net wholesale price of this shoe going to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva, Switzerland).

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YEAH I READ THE TITLE THINKING "OH SHIT, THOSE ARE GONNA BE SIIICK!"

 

 

BUT THE ACTUAL SHOES ARE DISAPPOINTING

 

IN MY OPINION AT LEAST

 

BUT WHATEVER ITS GOING TO A GOOD CAUSE AND ITS SOMEBODY REMEMBERING THEIR BROTHER

 

CANT HATE ON THAT

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