Graphicarts Magazine reports that printing directly onto soft substrates is one of the fastest growing areas of print today.
During a recent period of experimentation with print processes, Dede decided to trial printing his illustration of a Japanese Onna-Bugeisha (noble female warrior) onto a pair of custom Converse shoes. For this project he engaged New Zealand’s only custom Converse printer Relentless.
“I’ve been fascinated for quite some time with the concept of female warriors like Tomoe Gozen,” says Dede, who’s work is largely inspired by fashion and music.
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