We all love shoes–well I know I love all types of shoes! Whether we call them sneakers, canvas or tennis shoes, there is a certain “art of the shoe”. When you are searching for your next pair of shoes look for something more meaningful and something that allows you to be comfortable in who you are. To celebrate “the art of the shoe”, I created an illustration fusing typography and abstract art in one piece of shoe art.
Graphic designers use topography to turn messages into art. Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa takes that one step further by literally turning letters into art. My first experience with his work is from the Frederik Meijer garden which has his work “I, you, she or he…” in its collection.
Upon closer examination I managed to find a few words in the letters. I wonder if this was intentional or he just randomly picked letters. But I am most impressed how he has incorporates simple letters into complex artistic shapes.