Art Show: TOMS Shoes for Seven @ Ayden Gallery

I finished my custom TOMS shoes! As I mentioned in a previous post, Ayden Gallery is hosting a show called 'Seven' in celebration of their 7th anniversary! Over 50 artists will add their personal touch to TOMS shoes. The shoes will be on display at the show opening at Ayden Gallery (Vancouver, BC) on Friday, February 18th, 7:00pm - 11:00pm. The shoes will be for sale and all proceeds go to charity. Find out more at the Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198895993457931

When I was thinking about what I wanted to paint it was important for me to create a design that I would actually wear. I also wanted to paint something with a typography theme choosing names of characters from the story Alice In Wonderland. I wanted to feature the main lettering 'White Rabbit' as bright and bold. Then I added some 'supporting text' as subtle design-y looking shapes instead of being recognizable as text. The light blue text says 'Jabberwocky'. (You can see the in progress pics here and here.)


In Progress: TOMS Shoes customs

Previously we saw my custom shoes here. Since then I've completed the lettering. I still have a ways to go, but I thought it would be fun to show some in progress shots.